Thursday, April 23, 2020

NC Governor's School Year Decision Coming Tomorrow


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said a decision on schools will come Friday, April 24th in a press conference.

Multiple other states have already announced schools will not return for the rest of the school year, including West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Washington and Oregon.

Teachers, students and parents are learning how to continue the eLearning process from home as new topics and finals are brought up.

School boards and superintendents are also determining how students will be graded, and if there will be 'Pass' or 'Fail' options instead.

Stay at Home Order Extended until May 8th

North Carolina's Stay-at-Home order will be extended by eight days, Gov. Roy Cooper announced during a news conference on Thursday.

Cooper's initial order, which went into effect March 30, was set to expire on April 29. The new order will expire on May 8.

Cooper said his plans to reopen the state will echo the White House's recommendations with a three-phase process. During each phase, officials will be monitoring the number of positive cases and any noticeable spike in cases, the percentage of positive tests and the number of overall hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

"I will not risk the health of our people or our hospitals and easing these restrictions now would do that," Cooper said.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Big News for Essential Workers


At this time details are in the process of being worked out. 

If you are classified as an Essential Worker 
and are in need of childcare services 
please contact us starting: 
Monday, March 30th, 2020
 by
Phone (704) 398-1616   -OR-
Email: MrsChrisPlayandLearn@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Stay at Home Proclaimation

Mecklenburg County issues ‘stay at home’ proclamation as COVID-19 cases climb to 142

“COVID-19 does not recognize boundaries. We must be vigilant,” county officials said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mecklenburg County issued a stay at home proclamation Tuesday in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Mecklenburg County is reporting 142 positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of noon Tuesday.


County officials say the stay at home proclamation will take effect at 8 a.m. Thursday and will run through April 16. The proclamation will allow residents to go to the grocery store, go to restaurants for takeout, and go outside to “be in nature for exercise," among several other things.

Under the proclamation, residents will also be able to pick up medication, visit a healthcare facility, support a friend or family member, help someone get necessary supplies, walk pets, and seek veterinary care.

Storytime for Kids at Home

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Storytime

Just because we’re practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on storytime. Storytimes encourage language and pre-reading skill development that help your child grow into a successful reader. That’s why we’ve added online storytimes for children to enjoy! These stories have been handpicked by our Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s children’s librarians. Many of our storytime videos include active reading tips, booklist suggestions, discussion questions and book related activities to enjoy after the video.

 

To view our online storytimes, click here.

 

Looking for more? Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers many educational digital resources to encourage learning and play. All are FREE with your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Card! Need to get a virtual Library card? Click here! Library cards are free for Mecklenburg County residents and $45 for residents outside the County.

 

Click here for our full digital resources list.

 

Tax Information

Scholastic GO!

 

Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science. Click here to learn more. 

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks

 

TumbleBooks Library gives you free access to dozens of children’s books and videos using any web-enabled device. Kids can safely browse the catalog and read story books by their favorite authors. All books are instantly available, with no need to place a hold or check them out.  Find more details here.  

 

TumbleMath

TumbleMath

 

TumbleMath is a collection of talking math picture books!  Books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. Click here to learn more.

Teen Book Cloud

Got a teen in the house? Check out TeenBook Cloud.

 

TeenBookCloud is a robust collection of e-books, graphic novels, enhanced novels, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks.  This collection is always available!  Learn more here.

Just a reminder:  With the closure, all programs and Outreach are cancelled, and materials/drop boxes are also closed--but remember all checkouts and returns are extended until we re-open, so no fines will accrue during this time.

 

If you need additional help, please visit the online chat on the Library website at cmlibrary.org and click on “Ask a Librarian” between the hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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