COVID-19 Library Update

In accordance with the Danbury Public Schools, and under guidance from the Danbury Health Department, the Danbury Public Library will close to the public beginning Friday, March 13th.

As of March 20th, staff will no longer be on site until further notice.

We will still be fielding questions via phone and email.

The Book Drop will be closed. Please do not attempt to return your materials, we have extended all due dates until May 1st.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.

As a reminder, the Library has many digital services available to you for free, such as e-books and e-audiobooks; streaming TV, movie and music services.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this developing situation.

Questions regarding the spread of COVID-19 can be directed to United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline. You can also text “CTCOVID” to 898211. To learn more, please visit the city website.

Local Resources Compiled by the United Way of Western Connecticut

The United Way is managing a resource page with information on everything from how to speak to children about COVID-19, FAQs about unemployment benefits, changes to food bank services, and lots of educational resources for students (including students with special needs and learning differences).

CT’s Official State Website

Check in on the state of Connecticut’s official website for updates from the Governor, the latest testing data in CT, answers to frequently asked questions, emergency orders and news releases, and public health resources.

Library Digital Content

Sanitize your home to the sounds of Freegal music, watch an educational documentary on Kanopy, check out an ebook or audiobook with OverDrive, or enjoy increased checkouts of movies and more through Hoopla.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans through SBA

Following a request from Governor Ned Lamont, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that qualifying Connecticut businesses and non-profits can now access Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Businesses and nonprofit organizations that demonstrate economic injury as a result of COVID-19 may have access to up to $2 million in economic assistance loans. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the virus’s impact.

Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, Access Health CT announces a NEW Special Enrollment Period for uninsured CT residents to enroll in health insurance, starting Thurs, March 19 & ending Thurs, April 2, 2020. Call 855-365-2428 to enroll.

Comcast Internet Service

Comcast is offering free internet service to qualified low-income families through their Internet Essentials program.