Surviving the Coronavirus

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Center for Disease Control

Visit the CDC for what you need to know about the Coronavirus.

World Health Organization

Protect yourself.  Get your questions answered here.

13 Coronavirus Facts You Don't Already Know

How long does it stay on surfaces? Who's least affected? These coronavirus facts may surprise you.

Illinois Resources

Click the link below to learn what's going on in the state.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance 


University of Illinois Recommended Resources

A collection of resources to assist families and community leaders preparing for and coping with COVID-19 is available online at go.illinois.edu/ExtensionCOVID19resources.

Homeschooling

Check out the links on the "Children's" page.

Promote Kindness

Instead of worrying how long this will last, or when your favorite restaurant will open again, think about all the good things people are doing.  Read about some of them here.

Free Books

Get free and discount ebooks on Bookbub.  

Free Audiobooks

Sign up for a free trial of Audible.

CPAN Video Resources

  

CSPAN has some great resources for serious readers: C-SPAN2  BOOK-TV (Television for Serious Readers) has a video library of non-fiction author interviews and presentations at  https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv.

In addition, C-SPAN has an extensive Video Library of current events and history specials. Just type a keyword, a name, the organization or congressional bill you're seeking, into the search box near the top of any page  -  https://www.c-span.org/quickguide/.

Some other helpful resources for sheltering in place-

                       Customer Service Center at 800-244-5631 

Practice self-care during this stressful time-

Local Links

Your Library Account

Cloud Library and Overdrive Access

Cloud Library and Overdrive Access

 Click here.  

  • To check your account, see what you have checked out, or renew a book online
  • To search books, audiobooks and movies,  or
  • To search for ebooks and eaudiobooks

Cloud Library and Overdrive Access

Cloud Library and Overdrive Access

Cloud Library and Overdrive Access

  • Click here for directions on how to install and use the Cloud Library on your handheld device.
  • Click here to use Overdrive. Sign in with your library barcode and the last four digits of your phone number.  Overdrive will send books directly to your Amazon Kindle account. 
  • Click here to learn more about OverDrive.

Fantastic Fiction

Cloud Library and Overdrive Access

Fantastic Fiction

Click here to find the order of almost any book series, or find out about upcoming releases.

Nearby Services

Nearby Services

Fantastic Fiction

For phone numbers and addresses of many of the Paxton area Chamber of Commerce Members, click here.

Village of Loda

Nearby Services

Village of Loda

To access the village of Loda website,  click here.

Iroquois County

Nearby Services

Village of Loda

To visit the Iroquois county website, click here.

Other Useful Links

Ford County Record

Find Your Representative

Ford County Record

Be sure to catch up on your weekly news by visiting The Ford County Record online or subscribe here.

Champaign News

Find Your Representative

Ford County Record

University of Illinois and the city of Champaign are highlighted in this daily newspaper.

Find Your Representative

Find Your Representative

University of Illinois Extension

Enter your home address on this site and it will link you to all your federal and state representatives.

University of Illinois Extension

University of Illinois Extension

University of Illinois Extension

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The University of Illinois Extension offers educational Programs to residents of all of Illinois' 102 counties.

Parkland College

University of Illinois Extension

Parkland College

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Parkland College offers 120+ degree and certificate programs. A convenient and affordable way to reach your goals.

IRS Forms

University of Illinois Extension

Parkland College

IRS forms and instructions

IRS forms and instructions

Senior Care Options

More Resources for Seniors

About Assisted Living

 Resources for all senior care options and includes a resource center for caregivers. 

About Assisted Living

More Resources for Seniors

About Assisted Living

 Find Assisted Living facilities across the country.  This site contains many resources
for those looking for the perfect place for their loved one, and guides to the level of care at each place.

Addition and Recovery Resources

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

Addition and Recovery Resources

Recovery Village is an organization with locations across the country, dedicated to providing  the best treatment possible to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.  

Paying for Senior Care

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

 This webpage will help Illinois residents understand assisted living,  home care, and adult day care costs throughout the state. It also  explores the payment options and financial assistance programs available  to assist in caring for the elderly, be that in residential care or for  aging in place at home. 

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

 Various forms of financial assistance to help cover the cost of assisted living are available for those who qualify.   Read this article to learn about some options that can help you or your loved pay for assisted living.   

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Book, Print, and Media Awards

This American Library Association website will give you the lastest in book, print, and media awards.  Who knows, maybe you'll find your next book club read here!

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media (CSM) is a San  Francisco-based non-profit organization that provides education and  advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children. ... Common Sense Media has also developed a set of ratings that are intended to gauge the educational value of videos, games, and apps. 

The Digital Public Library

 Discover 35,462,436 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States at https://dp.la/

Illinois Digital Archives

The Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) was  created in 2000 as a repository for the digital collections of the  Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural  institutions in the State of Illinois.

What can you find in the Illinois Digital Archives?

  • Photographs, slides, glass negatives
  • Oral histories
  • Manuscripts and letters
  • Federal government documents
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Videos
  • Newspapers
  • Maps

and much more.  

Illinois Veterans' History Project

 The Illinois Veterans History Project was launched by  Secretary of State Jesse White to create a permanent record of the names  and stories of Illinois war veterans and civilians who served our state  and country during war, so that their contributions will not be  forgotten. This effort honors Illinois veterans by documenting and preserving the memories of their wartime experiences.  This allows future generations to have a better understanding, appreciation and compassion for the sacrifices of these brave men and women.


How to Participate


To participate in the Illinois Veterans History Project, veterans or their family members can obtain an Illinois Patriot Information Form from the Secretary of State's office.  Forms are also available at driver services facilities  throughout Illinois and at Illinois public libraries.  Interested  persons may also print their own copies by downloading a PDF version of  the form in either Regular Print Format or Large Print Format.

Veterans or their family members can complete this form  and share their remembrances on the back or on a separate sheet of  paper. Those who participate will receive an Official Certificate of Appreciation for their participation in this project.

Additionally, participants may submit an oral recorded  history that will be placed in the Illinois Digital Archives and the  Library of Congress Veterans History Project. 

Secretary White created the Illinois Veterans History Project after the United States Congress passed a law  in 2000 authorizing the Library of Congress to collect and preserve the  histories of American veterans and civilians who served in wars from  World War I to the present.


More Information about participation and full kits can be obtained through  The Illinois State Library website.

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