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The Whipple Free Library is closed until further notice. [Read More]

While we must suspend our public services as a community gathering space, the Library will continue to serve the community through its online resources 24/7. Explore all that we have to offer through our catalog and website. (We are trying our best to keep these updated and current.) “Drive In” WFL Wireless wifi can be accessed from your car in our parking lot.

SERVICES:
** The staff of the library will be available through email (whipplefreelibrary@gmail.com) to answer any questions you may have about online services that we offer and your account. We will respond to your emails in a timely fashion.

**The Interlibrary Loan Service has been suspended. If you have a book that you received as an ILL, please hold onto it till further notice, due dates have been extended.

** Due to the Governor’s Stay at Home order, we have suspended curbside pickup and the Free Movies and Books.**At this time we are suspending all overdue fines on videos, going forward. If you have ANY library materials out at this time; INTER LIBRARY LOANS, books, audios, magazines, videos, etc. we are requesting you keep them at home till further notice.
Please ignore any overdue messages at this time, if your account is locked, email us and we will reset your account to ensure you have online privileges and access.

**All outside Meeting Room reservations are CANCELLED through May 8 and Library Programs have been postponed.

**We will continue to post on Facebook, the Website and in our Newsletter information as it presents itself In this every changing environment. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER and FACEBOOK, AS WE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING VIRTUAL SERVICES AND INFORMATION TO YOU ELECTRONICALLY.

The Whipple Free Library wishes everyone health and peace during this difficult time.

Coronavirus Information

The Governor has issued a Stay at Home advisory/order as of Friday, March 27 at 11:59 pm. till May 4, 2020. All nonessential businesses are supposed to close.

Concerned about the current Coronavirus epidemic……The purpose of this post is to help you to find accurate and reliable sources of information to answer your health related questions and become a more knowledgeable health care consumer. These resources do not replace the expert advice of a qualified health care professional. Please consult with a health care provider when making health related decisions. If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 911.Before using any online sources of healthcare information, we encourage you to consider the source and quality of the information. Here’s a handy guide from MedlinePlus and the National Library of Medicine on Healthy Web Surfing. Misinformation spreads faster than illness. For reliable information on COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, visit these websites for up-to-date information:

For additional health information, explore these reliable resources:

  • MedlinePlus connects you to reliable, easy-to-understand health information on illness, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, wellness and more. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients, their families and friends and is produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. For a MedlinePlus website video tutorial, click here.
  • Healthfinder.gov is a website developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is designed to help you find reliable information on health topics, health care providers, insurance and local services.
  • Need information on alternative health approaches? The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH was formerly known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  • Traveling? Visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Traveler’s Health page to learn about travel health notices, vaccines and related information before you travel.
  • Need specific information for Children or Teens? Whether you need advice as a parent or easy-to-understand information on a health topic for your children, KidsHealth offers information on a variety of topics. The site also includes free videos on common lab tests and how the body works.

Need information on medications? While your health care provider and pharmacist are your best sources of information, the following guides may be helpful.

  • MedlinePlus Medication Information – Basic medication information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine on drugs, herbs and supplements.
  • FDA Medication Guides – An online version of the paper handouts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that accompany prescription medications, containing information about side effects, instructions for use, and more.
  • Poison Control Centers – In case of an emergency, call 911. The Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 provides free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2020 Census Information

An accurate count of our community helps inform how hundreds of billions of dollars might get used each year for public services like clinics, schools, public transit, and other public programs. The Census is used to determine the number of seats we have in the U. S. House of Representatives and our political representation at all levels of government. And in circumstances such as we are facing today with the Corona virus, helps our community prepare to meet emergency readiness needs.

The Census Bureau is using the internet to securely collect your information. Responding online helps conserve natural resources, save taxpayer money and process data more efficiently. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, you will receive a paper questionnaire to complete and mail back in a couple of weeks. OR
you can call toll free 1-844-330-2020 to complete your questionnaire. Please share this number with friends and family members who may not have internet access available to them.

Census survey is brief, only takes a few minutes to complete. Be counted.

Census Bureau updates

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