A curated list of useful things, all in one place. More added all the time.
Library Resources cloudLibrary: downloadable ebooks and audiobooks: call us if you need your borrower number. cloudLibrary video tutorial to get you started. (Thanks, Rockport Public Library!) Video Storytime: to tide you over until we're back. Also on our Vimeo storytime channel. Also videos on our Facebook page, Our Vimeo account, with showcases of songs, stories, and local interest videos to share. Facebook and Instagram: hang out with us online, share what you're reading, ask questions. Work on your Maine History and Searsport reading badges! See below for details. Digital Maine Library: free for all Mainers. Learn a language, fix a car, start a hobby, trace your genealogy, research a topic, and so much more. Ancestry Library Edition is available from home through June 30, 2021! Mega List of resources put together by Topsham Public Library (thank you!). Ebooks, audiobooks, activities, online museums, etc. Searsmont Library reads aloud (Thanks, Searsmont!) How to use Zoom videoconferencing (what we're using for online get-togethers) (.pdf file). Maine State Library Science Online: Join Chris Dorman and the Maine State Library live on Facebook every Wednesday at 3:30 to explore a different topic using science principles, materials found in or around your home, and a follow along experiment to test your science knowledge! Online events: Maine libraries are sharing their online events in one calendar. These events are open to everyone! Now is your chance to access great events from libraries all over the state.
Homeschooling HSLDA - Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Information on laws and regulations. HOME - Homeschoolers of Maine "Lighting the way for Maine homeschoolers since 1990." Homeschool groups and coops in Maine (some may not be current) Check Facebook for groups of homeschoolers in your area. Books in our collection Our homeschooling resource document, with tips on getting started. Learn from Home resources from Community Learning for ME, for families and preK to grade 12 students.
Community Vaccination Line: 1-888-445-4111 Mon-Fri, 7am to 7pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-2pm For Mainers who have no computer and/or find it difficult to register online. The vaccination line does not provide faster access to appointments. For translation services, call the number and state your desired language (for example: "Spanish"). Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may dial 711 and asked to be connected.
Transportation to Vaccine Sites Maine DHHS is offering free rides for people to their vaccine appointments. Transportation is available for vaccination appointments that are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7 am - 4 pm. Those who need a ride should call (855) 608-5172 and be ready to state the date and time of their appointment and the name, address and phone number of the facility where they will receive the vaccination.
Individuals must have a vaccination appointment before requesting a ride and must request a ride at least 48 hours in advance of their appointment. Rides may be shared; face masks will be required.
MaineCare members who already use a Non-Emergency Transportation broker to arrange rides to their MaineCare-covered services should call that same broker for rides to vaccination clinics. This program is for MaineCare members who are ineligible for Non-Emergency Transportation as well as any other Maine resident who does not have access to reliable transportation to get to their vaccination appointment.