Digital Activities and Services – For Adults

Looking for something free to do while at home?  Click on the links and use your library card number to access.

Ancestry
We received temporary at-home access to this resource during the Coronavirus pandemic. Further your genealogical research with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.

Classical Music Concerts – Live Streamed
Presented by Classic FM. A comprehensive list of live-streamed classical music concerts from renowned groups around the world. Watch archived shows, and check the schedule for upcoming performances.

Food Assistance for Residents
Food assistance is available to residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and organizations across the County are providing grab and go meals to residents in need. An interactive map and more information are provided.

Exercise Videos
A YouTube playlist of exercises you can do at home. Includes chair yoga, cardio workouts, and tai chi.

Google Arts & Culture
Explore hundreds of famous galleries and landmarks from around the world. Study detailed works in HD, and explore sites from Google’s street view. Museums and collections may be sorted by location, popular topic, and even color.

JobNow – Online Career Assistance
From Brainfuse. Get expert assistance throughout the job search process, including resume review and interview coaches. Take advantage of the 24/7 templates, tips and resources, including eParachute, which matches your interests and skills with careers.

Kennedy Center Digital Stage
Brought to you by the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., explore thousands of shows and concerts by singers, musicians, and other performing artists. New videos are added daily.

LibriVox
Public domain audiobooks read by volunteers, made free for safe download to your device. Browse the catalogue for short stories, full novels, poems, and more.

Magazines – RBdigital
Get access to full-color, interactive digital magazines including the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar and many many more. Create an account using your library card. Read on your computer’s browser or download the RBDigital app to your tablet or phone.

National Emergency Library
From The Internet Archive. The National Emergency Library offers free, public access to an online collection of books to assist with online teaching, professional needs, and personal edification while libraries, universities, and other institutions remain closed.

Newspapers
The Delaware County Library System provides digital access to current issues of the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Daily Times and more.

OverDrive and Libby
Check out eBooks and audiobooks for all ages on your computer, tablet or phone. Overdrive is available for most phone’s and tablets. Libby, Overdrive’s newer, more user friendly app, is available in the Apple App Store, Microsoft Windows Store, and Google Play. Read in your computer’s browser or download the Overdrive or Libby app to your tablet or phone.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Get access to full-text Philadelphia Inquirer issues and articles. Published daily and available for download.

Pronunciator
Get access to basic through advanced language learning through activities, drills, quizzes, interactive coaching and live practice with native speakers. Plus feature films, music and more. There are over 80 languages available as well as ESL learning in your native language.

Slightly Foxed Podcasts
Based in the UK, Slightly Foxed is a quarterly magazine that focuses on books that may have gone under the radar of big publishers and newspapers, but are still worth reading! The Slightly Foxed podcast is run by its staff, and covers a variety of literary topics, including excerpts from unusual written works, and interviews with established authors and contributors.

Watching Wildlife
Explore nature without leaving your home. The National Park Service provides webcams that give an up-close look at land and sea creatures in action.

We Are One: A Global Film Festival
From May 29th to June 7th, YouTube will be hosting a free (and ad-free!) 10-day digital event of “feature films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and panel discussions” from 20 top film festivals, including Tribeca, Sundance, and Berlin International. A full schedule of featured films will be released in the weeks to come.

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