Chester County Library
The Chester County Library values all of the community and our users. In an effort to keep our staff, patrons, and community healthy, the library board and director made the decision to close the library to the public effective March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page was created to provide resources to the community during our closure. If you have recommendations for resources to add to this page, please contact us at 731-989-4673 or message us on Facebook. The resources on this page have been found from teachers, other libraries, and resources we recommend at the library.
Coronavirus Updates- Trusted Sources
Wondering where you should go for trustworthy, accurate updates about the COVID-19? The library recommends the below sources for the best information:
- CDC Website: The CDC is the BEST place to go for accurate and trustworthy information. Each day at 2pm, they update the website to show all of the reported positive cases of the coronavirus. The counties that have reported cases and the number of cases is available.
- Governor Lee: The TN governor is keeping TN up-to-date and regularly posts updates about closings and the coronavirus.
- The White House Press Briefings:President Trump news briefings and press releases can be found on this website.
West TN Healthcare Information
West Tennessee Healthcare is here to help in the fight against COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. To assist in preventing the spread of this virus within our communities, we request and encourage you to comply with the following practices before visiting any of our clinic locations.
Call Ahead Before Coming
to alert staff if ANY of the following are true for you: You are experiencing a cough, fever or shortness of breath. You have traveled internationally in the last 30 days. You have been in contact, even if only briefly, with a person who was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Please Only Bring 1 Person with You for Your Visit
unless other arrangements are necessary. All guests will be required to complete COVID-19 verbal screening questions before being allowed to stay with you.
In addition, anyone working, visiting or seeking care at any of our locations who is experiencing a cough, fever or sneezing will be required to wear a mask.
Please know that West Tennessee Healthcare is focused on helping keep our patients and communities safe from COVID-19.
If you have questions regarding this message please reach out to any of our clinics or hospitals for additional information.
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The American Library Association posted this great article about fighting fake news. The resources page that we have set up contains information on where to go for accurate information pertaining to COVID-19. You can also view this article for more great resources for fact checking.
Chester County Business Closures or Altered Office Hours
We are trying to compile a list of links to Facebook pages of Chester County businesses that have altered their hours or way of business. This is not a complete list*
Chester County Assessor of PropertyChester County Independent City of Henderson Police DepartmentDiscount Mattress CenterGrace Baptist Drive In ChurchHenderson/ Chester Chamber of CommerceChester County Clerks Office Main Street Family MedicineFrix Jennings ClinicChester County Animal HospitalUrban HousePop's BBQ and GrillHenderson Church of GodEstes Church of ChristSanford Hill Baptist ChurchFirst Baptist Church Henderson TNJacks Creek BBQ
State of TN Executive Orders
Below are PDF files of the executive orders that have been put in place by TN Governor Lee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please be sure to practice social distancing and follow the CDC and White House recommendation of quarantining to prevent further spread of this disease! If not for you, do it for your loved ones!
This is a great way for your children to learn adjectives, nouns, prounouns, etc. while having fun. You tell children what word you need, for example an adjective. They tell you one, such as slimy. You write it down in the appropriate box on the MadLib. When finished, read your crazy story outloud!
Online Entertainment for Children and Teens!
View this great list for information on so many free resources that can serve as entertainment for your child or teen.
The YouTube channel "Cookin' with Angie" has been created by a woman that our library director knows. She will be recording great recipes that you can cook at home, are affordable, and easy to make. Subscribe to the channel to get updates when her videos are published!
Looking for help on how to create a resume? Use the resume builder from TN TEL.
Needing homework help? TEL has you covered!
Want to work on genealogy in your spare time? TEL has the resources!
Our library director was lucky enough to go to a training with the regional library by a woman named Darlene Smith. She shared MANY wonderful resources. The virtual escape room can be done from any device and is great for children!
Free Coloring Pages
Our library uses these websites to find coloring pages for the children, teens, and adults. All of these websites are free to download!
Storytime Katie is a great website to use for songs, rhymes, and flannel boards. The best part, you can do these at home! Don't have flannel to do a flannel board? Use construction paper! Don't have construction paper, use regular paper and let your children draw the characters!
The Chester County Library director is hosting a virtual storytime via Facebook on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Below are virtual storytimes that all can watch for free!
Scholastic has several resources to help keep your child's brain active while out of school! You can select your child's grade level and will be given grade appropriate activities that your child can complete.
Memphis Zoo Maze
Do you want to get out and see something? Try a virtual trip. Many state parks and museums are offering virtual tours!
- Memphis Zoo Animal Cams: https://www.memphiszoo.org/animal-cams
- National Park Virtual Tour: https://email@example.com,-94.20828333,312.21014218a,11999999.99999995d,35y,359.99999492h,0t,0r/data=Ci0SKxIgMzVhNjc1YmQ0NjVjMTFlOTg0Yjg1NTMyNWRjMDk2MzQiB3ZveV90b2M
- 12 Museums: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR2SCbQh-xszwBgiUgLDHE1eemo6f3RZfOsDM2qkFRJbz84CjkuKbmTMCF4
- Discovery Field Trips: https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/
- Zoo Field Trips: https://www.today.com/parents/try-these-virtual-field-trips-educational-fun-home-t176105
- Farm Field Trip & Tours: http://origin.americandairy.com/news-and-events/dairy-diary/dairy-farming/virtual-farm-tours-while-youre-stuck-at-home.stml?fbclid=IwAR2awYjCRZYSlyVdn2-EfdFDTfKb34cg-wUAna1w-6-3neFXOFOUBpSD3NI
Do you want to do something with your children that is fun but also helps them learn? Check out Bedtime Math! They have several games and activities you can do at home that also support learning math. The best part, you can do these with supplies most people have at home such as pennies, paper, m&m's, etc.
Doodles with Mo
Do your children love Mo Willems books- Pigeon, Elephant, and Piggy? Have them doodle with Mo each weekday by going to the below link!
Wonder Read Aloud
Activities and Crafts
The below websites have several great free activities and crafts for children of all ages. Many of these require items that can be found in your household.
Educational Worksheets and Websites
Are you looking for educational worksheets for you child? The below websites have free resources available!
Attached are SEVERAL educational worksheets for each grade level. We go these from Twinkl.
Educational Free Websites
Free Learning Websites