COVID-19 Resources and Information

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COVID-19 Medical Information

 

The City's Health Deparment has created a comprehensive page with medical information, employment issues, and more.

Click here to sign up for the City's daily advisory newsletter.

Here are some other good sources of information:

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Local, State, & National Resources

Portsmouth

New Hampshire

National/Federal

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Free Art & Culture & Other Activities Online

Many organizations are offering free access to content right now, and many others do year round! If you or your children could use a source beauty, inspiration, and respite, this is a good place to start.

Check out our Youth Services Page for Online Resources for Home Fun and Remote Learning

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Online Library Services

PPL is committed to keeping you entertained and informed throughout this difficult time. Here are just some of the great resources we offer online:

  • Hoopla – Download/stream music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics
  • Overdrive – Download ebooks and audiobooks
  • RBDigital – Download magazines
  • New York Times – Online access to the New York Times
  • EBSCOhost – Search for articles from journals and magazines
  • Portsmouth Exhibits – View our digitized local history collections
  • Lynda.com – Learn computer, business, and technical skills
  • Learning Express – Learn job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
  • Mango Languages – Learn a new language, including English as a second language
  • Creativebug – Arts and Crafts classes for all skill levels. Class topics include: Art and Design, Knitting and Crochet, Sewing and Quilting, Papercrafts, Jewelry Making, Food and Home Decor, Holiday and Party Ideas, and Crafts for Kids
  • Genealogy Resources – Heritage Quest, Fold3, Newspapers.com, and more!
  • Salem Press/Grey House - Online reference collection of books on literature and history. Includes Pandemics: the Invisible Enemy, which covers pandemics from the Black Plague to COVID-19.
  • Rosetta Stone – Get free access to Rosetta Stone through June 30, 2020. When you click on the link, you will be prompted to enter your email address and choose a password that is at least 6 characters in length and includes at least 1 number. You will also need to select your first language to learn.
  • Tumblebooks – Accessible through August 31, 2020. Educational materials for children, plus audiobooks for kids, teens, and adults.