Resources

Hello everyone, there is a great deal going on in our community. And we are hoping that the information is helpful.

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In the event that you are not aware:

For Students That Are Currently At Home, the following are resources that could be of use for everyone.
Digital and Audio Resources for Students:
eBooks and eAudiobooks: https://clc.overdrive.com/clc-columbus/content
Digital Magazines: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx…
Music, movies and audiobooks: https://www.hoopladigital.com/
Indie films, documentaries, and classic films: https://columbuslibrary.kanopy.com/
Audiobooks: https://columbusmetrooh.rbdigital.com/

For Kids:
Tumble Book Library: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/proxy/login/3571
Gale Kids Info Bits: https://go-gale-com.webproxy3.columbuslibrary.org/…/start.d…
TrueFlix: https://sdm-tfx-digital-scholastic-com.webproxy3.columbusli…

For More Learning:
Creative Bug (Arts and Crafts): https://www-creativebug-com.webproxy3.columbuslibrary.org/…
Lynda.com:https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=columbuslibrary.org
(For more info on Lynda.com, please go here: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/…/Lynda_com_App_Instruction…)
History and Geaneology: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/res…/local-history-genealogy
Learn a New Language (Around 70!): https://learn.mangolanguages.com/login…
Apply for library card here: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/card-application

For Internet Access, please see the following:

Internet Access:

If you are in need of wi-fi for your student(s) at home, Spectrum Spectrum is offering free broadband, Wi-Fi to households with students for 60 days
https://www.10tv.com/…/spectrum-offer-free-broadband-wi-fi-…
Charter Communications says is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.
Spectrum also will waive installation fees for the offer and open up its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.
Anyone wanting to enroll for the free offer can call 1-844-488-8395.
The offer begins Monday, March 16. For more information, please click here.
Comcast is offering Free Wi-Fi https://www.wxyz.com/…/comcast-offering-internet-essentials… offering ‘Internet Essentials’ package free for low-income customers for 60 days
Comcast announced Thursday that it will be increasing speeds for the Internet Essentials program, and making the program free to new customers for two months, amid the corona virus outbreak.
Below is a guide to low-income internet options and affordable internet plans
https://www.allconnect.com/blog/low-income-internet-guide
Within the article, states as follows:
Once you’ve determined your qualification, you can choose an internet or phone company near you and request an application. You will need to provide your full legal name, date of birth, last four digits of your Social Security Number (or Tribal identification number) and address on your application. You may also be required to show an unexpired ID, a Social Security card, a Medicaid card, or other documents to prove your identity.
Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone (HotSpots):
Please note this may not be a viable option with social distancing recommendations and closures.
https://www.fox2detroit.com/…/media-companies-to-offer-free…
Within the article, states as follows:
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Listing of Internet Services Providers in Gahanna, Ohio
https://broadbandnow.com/Ohio/Gahanna
Enter your zip code to find providers in your neighborhood.Charter Communications says it is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students.

If you are in need of someone to talk to as a result of stress, loss of work, or other things, please see the information below:

Free Crisis Hotline Numbers
If you or someone you love is experiencing a debilitating anxiety attack, help is just a phone call (or click) away. Free anxiety attack helplines and resources that are available include:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
The staff at NAMI are well-trained to answer questions on a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety. Available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, this organization provides free information and referrals to treatment programs, support groups, and educational programs. NAMI also offers help for family members, information about jobs programs, and connections to legal representation in your area.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If severe anxiety is causing you to experience suicidal thoughts, don’t hesitate to call this free, 24-hour crisis intervention hotline. Counselors can help you ease your anxiety and get to the clear headspace you need to seek help. There are separate hotline numbers for Spanish speakers: 1-888-628-9454; the hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889; and veterans: 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat with a crisis volunteer live on their website.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
If you’re not in danger of harming yourself or others, but are ready to seek medical care for your anxiety, SAMHSA’s treatment locator service can help you find a mental health facility near your that specializes in anxiety. The service is available in both English and Spanish 24 hours a day and can also point you to support groups, substance abuse treatment programs, and community-based organizations.
Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
Anxiety in teenagers is becoming more common as they face the mounting pressures of schoolwork, college preparation, first jobs, social activities, and becoming an adult, on top of any issues they may face with their families at home. Both children and parents can call this hotline 24/7 for free crisis intervention services, plus information and referrals to valuable mental health resources. Email, text, and online chat-based services are also available.
Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336)
Another valuable resource for young adults facing anxiety, Teen Line offers teen-to-teen counseling services available between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. PST. Callers can talk to one of their peers about what they’re going through and learn strategies that have helped other young people just like them. The service is also available by texting “TEEN” to 839863, as well as via email and message boards.

If you had to close your business due to the virus outbreak, please see the following information:

Small Business Assistance Help
For businesses that may need assistance, please go to:The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. SBA.GOV Disaster assistance The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

For issues or questions about being unemployed, please see the following information:

For Unemployment
For unemployment information for both individuals and businesses, please go to the following link for updates: 2147671428 2147567916 About this website JFS.OHIO.GOV Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits 2147671428 2147567916