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Use the Library from Home

Page Updated: 
October 29, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Library Availability during COVID-19

Partially reopening for grab-and-go services, the Library is providing computer access, printing and copying, reference services, and item pick-up.

  • Blake Library reopened on Monday, July 6
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library in Indiantown reopened on Wednesday, September 9
  • Hobe Sound Public Library reopened on Tuesday, September 1
  • Hoke Library in Jensen Beach will partially reopen on Friday, September 4
  • Peter & Julie Cummings Library reopened on Tuesday, August 11
  • Robert Morgade Library reopened on Tuesday, August 11

For the health and safety of all visitors, face coverings are required and a limited number of patrons will be admitted at a time to allow for 6-foot social distancing. View current library hours.

While the library will close mid-day from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for cleaning, hold pick-up will still be available.The library is quarantining items and asks that all returns are put into the outside book drops.

Providing a Safe Environment

  • Face-coverings are required
  • Temperature checks are available upon request
  • Six-foot distancing markers
  • Hold pick-up
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Computer keyboard covers
  • Midday closure for cleaning
  • Online payments
  • Increased airflow

Get a Library Card

Apply for a library card online or update your information.

Download eBooks and eAudio

The Martin County Library System offers free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks with your Martin County Library card. Ebooks are digital books that you can read or listen to on a computer or a portable device such as an iPad, smartphone, or a laptop.

See our downloadable collection and instructions.

Learn from Home

We have dozens on online resources available for free with your library card. For instance, access Ancestry.comLynda.com and Rosetta Stone!

Virtual Story Time @ MCLS

Other activities to explore on the Web

Virtual Story Times – Live and Recorded:

  • Michelle Obama: Live on Mondays at 12 p.m. in collaboration with PBS Kids on YouTube

  • LeVar Burton: Live on Mondays at 12 p.m. via Twitter
  • Brightly Storytime: Live at 2 p.m., a 5–10 min. picture book read-aloud on YouTube
  • Snack & Read Live with Simon Kids: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m., a 30-min. read-aloud from popular middle-grade authors like Emily Calendrelli (Ada Lace series) and Aaron Reynolds (Creepy Pair of Underwear!) via Facebook
  • StoryLine Online: On-demand story time read by celebrities (most 5-10 minutes), including Oprah Winfrey, Rasheeda Jones, Chris Pine, and Rami Malek
  • Storytime from Space: 15-20 minute stories read monthly by astronauts ... in space!

Crafts and Creative Activities:

  • Lunchtime Doodles: A 30 minute art lesson with Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus)

  • Arts Learning Lab @Home: Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m., art/creativity lessons taught by professional artists in English and Spanish (RSVP required, through the end of the school year).
  • Dav Pilkey at Home : Website includes weekly videos and activities from Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants and Dog-Man graphic novel series.
  • Capstone Publishers: Dozens of original activities, including origami, drawing, crafts, reading, STEAM, and 10-minute Maker ideas.

Movement and Mindfulness Activities:

  • Play at Home: Recess and movement activities, weekdays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. via Facebook.

  • PE with Joe: A 30 minute exercise class for kids, weekdays at 9 a.m. via YouTube.
  • GoNoodle: Movement and mindfulness activities in English and Spanish.

Teens:

Selfcare Resources:

  • Life’s Little Lessons: Daniel Tiger-themed resources designed for early childhood emotional learning.

  • Centervention: Social emotional learning activities for elementary and middle school children.
  • Calm.com: Variety of meditation prompts, activities, and music.
  • Kindness Resources: Ideas, activities, and resources to practice kindness to yourself.

STEAM Activities:

Cooking Demonstrations and Lessons:

Kids Entertainers We Love:

Educational Resources for Crisis Schooling:

Cultural Experiences:

Zoos, Aquariums, and Nature:

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