Virtual Programs & Resources

Please enjoy this list of virtual programs and resources for children, teens, and adults. This list will be regularly updated as we work to find creative ways to provide the community with library services. 

Virtual Programs/Resources for Children

Bouncy Rhyme Time: Miss Janice and her puppet friends will lead babies & toddlers + caregivers in nursery rhymes, songs, and bounces each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Find these programs by visiting Coshocton Public Library Systems Facebook page. We are making these programs short and sweet - just right for little ones' concentration spans. You may be asked to have simple rattles or shakers and scarves available to fully join in the fun.

Imagination PLAYce: Children aged 3 to 6 years are invited to visit Coshocton Public Library Systems Facebook page each  Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for a super-charged ten minute program specially designed to spark and challenge young imaginations. We will use activities, music, and play to expand classic stories.

Imagination 101: Children aged 7 to 12 years are invited to visit Coshocton Public Library Systems Facebook page each Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Using tall tales, myths, and classic stories, children will be encouraged to use their imaginations to create a project based on the story theme of the week.

Kids Chat Books: Kids: Love to talk? about books? Let’s meet! Deborah will introduce the book of the day and we’ll chat about books you’re enjoying. For entrance to our chat room, email Deborah at youth@coshoctonlibrary.org. June 22: Rump by Liesl Shurtliff; July 20: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan; August 17: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. 

The Ohio “At Home Learning” initiative includes a full schedule of daily television programming geared toward students in Pre-K through 12th grade. This programming is also available on Ohio PBS television stations across the state. Additional resources and information are available at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/LearnAtHome

Remote Learning Resource GuideThe Remote Learning Resource Guide is designed to be a one-stop shop to help schools, educators, students, parents and caregivers consider how to approach and apply a comprehensive remote learning plan that enables each child to carry on learning during this time of social distancing.

Storyline Online: Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. 

COSI Connects: Visit COSI Connects for daily science videos: hands-on science you can try with your family at home! 

Junior Achievement Programs (Elementary School)Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. 

Scholastic's Home Base Virtual Book Fest website: Virtual Book Fest is an online celebration where authors and kids can engage with each other in exciting new ways! From themed costume contests to online Q&As to trivia events, kids around the world can enjoy interacting with their favorite authors in real-time. Virtual Book Fest will be held on Thursdays from 3-5 pm EST. During that time, a number of authors will be engaging in activities during specific time slots. 

DayByDay Ohio: With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, Day By Day Ohio supports early literacy skills and helps young children get ready for school.

Virtual Programs/Resources for Teens

Teen Art Competition: We received such wonderful pieces of art last spring, that we decided to offer another art competition! Create a work of art that simply expresses how you perceive independence and submit it to youth@coshoctonlibrary.org by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30th to be eligible to win a prize and have your work displayed on the Coshocton Public Library Facebook page. For contest guidelines and prize details, please click here

Teens Chat Books: Teens: Love to talk? about books? Let’s meet! Deborah will introduce the book of the day and we’ll chat about books you’re enjoying. For entrance to our chat room, email Deborah at youth@coshoctonlibrary.org. June 8: We Were Liars by e. lockhart; July 13: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline; August 10: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz. 

FREE Online ACT Crash Course: The Grandview Heights Public Library is offering another online ACT Crash Course for high school students on Saturday, July 11th. Find more information and register here

Shakespeare Celebration: In celebration of Shakespeare's great works, listen to a Booktalk called "The Great Insulter." Learn about a few of his great works and equally on his unforgettable insults. 

COSI Connects: Visit COSI Connects for daily science videos: hands-on science you can try with your family at home! 

Junior Achievement ProgramsJunior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. 

Learn How to CodeStudents can continue to learn at home while schools are closed. Take a Code Break with us, or see resources for students, parents, and teachers - including videos, fun tutorials, and projects!

Virtual Programs/Resources for Adults 

Register for a free eCard: Access the entire digital collection from home! If you do not have a library card, simply complete the online application for a free eCard by clicking here. An eCard allows access to the Ohio Digital Library, Libby, Hoopla, Transparent Language Online, EBSCO, multiple genealogical resources, and many more! Once registration is complete, you will receive an eCard via email within 24-48 hours. Enjoy the Library 24/7 from home! 

Virtual Reference Help and Tech Support: While the Coshocton Public Library is closed, reference assistance and digital tech help are still available. Library staff can be reached during regular, library hours by emailing info@coshoctonlibrary.org. For the Coshocton Public Library YouTube channel, click here. For Ohio Digital Library FAQ, click here. For Hoopla support, click here

Lynda.com: Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.

Transparent Language Online: Learn to speak a new language with speech-powered activities in Transparent Language                  Online, available online to all library card holders. Choose from 110+ languages and start learning from home today! 

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center: Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Coffee Chat for ReadersJoin West Lafayette Branch Manager, Andrea Smith, for this Readers advisory program to help you find new leads on great reads! New and best-selling books are featured to help you decide what to read next. Links to the books discussed are provided in the comments of the video.

Chi Classes: Practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality with Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader, Holli Rainwater. Virtual classes are available on the Coshocton Public Library Systems Facebook page

2020 Census: The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. Visit my2020census.gov to begin. Free WiFi is available in the library parking lot. If you don’t want to leave your house, complete the Census 2020 via phone! Just call 844-330-2020.

Coshocton Public Library COVID-19 Journal Project: The Coshocton Public Library would like to encourage Coshocton County residents of all ages to write down their thoughts, feelings, and experiences during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our library has a wonderful Local History Room and we would like to create a collection (once we get back in the building!) of written reflections on this important historical moment. Instructions for contributing journal entries to the library will come later. For now, just start writing to create a valuable resource for future generations.Click here for prompts to help you begin to tell your story. Click here to watch a video of journal keeping benefits, inspiration, and tips.