In the interest of our patrons and staff the Beekley Library is closed and will follow the schedule of the New Hartford public schools and Regional 7 to determine when to reopen.
We apologize for the inconvenience but want you to know that:
We have recently gone fine free so there will be no charge to your library account for overdue material.
There are many services available to you from your home. You can visit the resource page on our website at www.beekleylibrary.org for more information and directions to register. Audiobooks and ebooks can be checked out on both RBDigital and Overdrive. In addition, RBDigital offers access to Acorn TV, independent films and concerts. On Overdrive you can view movies, TV shows and magazines. Kanopy offers classic and independent films.
If you have problems logging on or don't have a library card and would like one to take advantage of these services please call and leave a message at 860-379-7235 or send an email to email@example.com.
We will continue to keep you updated with any new information on our website, Facebook page and email blasts.
Thank you and please stay healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen.
Below are some links we hope you'll find helpful. We'll update them as more information is available. (For a convenient drop-down menu to these links -- and more -- click on the "More" tab, then on "Suggested Websites." )
World Book - free access to World Book Online resources for K-12 through April 30, including World Book Early Learning, Kids, Student, and Advanced. Username: wbsupport Password: distancelearn
PBS For Kids - provides videos and games for children and information for parents.
Kanopy - you would normally limited to 10 films per month with Kanopy but they have added movies that are credit free and will not be counted towards your limit. Kanopy for Kids is free and has no limit to the number of videos you can view.
The Tumblebooks Library offers ebooks and audiobooks for grades K-12. They have made their website available to all patrons of the Beekley Library at no charge.
Google Arts & Culture - our Museum Passes aren't available but you can visit over 2,500 museums around the world. Tabs at the top of the home page allow you to explore randomly or search for specific museums and collections. If you don't find the one you want, a Google search will bring you there. You can also visit five National Parks.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival is featuring a series of performances from the Music Shed for you to enjoy in your own home on both their Facebookand Instagram pages. The award winning Viano String Quartet who performed the last two summers at the Beekley and became instant favorites of those who attended are among those included. New concerts will be added on Tuesday and Thursday.
Audible, a provider of audiobooks through Amazon is providing free audiobooks for children.
Imagineering in a Box - a free free online program from Disney of 32 videos that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
National Emergency Library – from the Internet Archives. A nonprofit group, it has made some 4 million books available online for free, says that it is suspending waitlists for the 1.4 million works in its lending library. There is a huge selection of books so you may want to narrow down your choices and search specific authors, titles, subjects or genres.
research it CT is a free service from the State Library that includes educational databases, magazines newspapers and more. Easy access is available with a library card and the state is currently working to provide access to those without a card.
BBC Radio. Much more than just the news, BBC Radio stations also offer drama, mysteries, comedy, culture, music from alternative to classical, documentaries and more. Each channel has archived programs and hundreds of podcasts. Download the app, BBC iPlayer Radio, on your phone, tablet or PC and explore more than 15 stations.
Opera and Classical Music is available to stream for free on a number of sites. The Metropolitan Opera is hosting Nightly Met Opera Streams. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be available to stream for 20 hours. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra has free concerts on its NY Phil Plays On, as does the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at their Digital Concert Hall.
JLG Gold Standard eBooks and Audiobooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students. JLG Digital gives you and your readers unlimited access to books from any device. There is no limit to the number of users, and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly so there are always new picks available.
MackinVIA provides access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, databases and videos in over 25 categories for preK through 12. To sign in our username is Beekley and the password is Library.
Help support the library every time you shop at Amazon with Amazon Smile. Shopping at Amazon Smile is no different from shopping at Amazon with the added benefit that you are also donating to the library with every purchase. Click on the Donate tab above to learn more.
Events & Programs
Nights at the Beekley Season 13!
The Dala concert has been cancelled. If you paid in advance we will be in touch to arrange a refund.
Story Times with Miss Nicole: Morning Story Times generally follow the New Hartford Elementary School calendar. Wednesdays 10:30 for Stories and Finger Plays with Miss Nicole followed by playtime. Ages 0-3, Fridays 10:30 with Miss Nicole for Stories and Finger Plays followed by arts and crafts. Ages 3-5
Pajama Story Time with Miss Val. On break until further notice. Thursdays 6:15 pm for Pajama Story Time with Miss Val followed by activities and crafts. Ages 3-6
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
Now Available at The Beekley!
Acorn TV -- the best in British TV and Film! Watch 80+ exclusive shows -- world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies -- from Britain and beyond. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming.
The Great Courses Library Collection! Unlimited access to the worlds most engaging professors, covering a wide variety of subjects.
Stingray Qello -- Full-length Concerts, Music, and Documentaries! Over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments of music streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.
IndieFlix -- Movies and Classic TV! Streaming video with unlimited access to thousands of titles.
ACT/SAT Test Prep! Comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise scores.
LearnItLive! Health and wellness live and on-demand classes and quick tip videos.
All available through RBdigital mobile apps or online in your browser. Click on the Resources tab above for more information.
Streaming Video with Kanopy! Watch over 30,000 films including must see classics from The Criterion Collection, your favorite documentaries from PBS, or dramas from BBC. Indulge in indies and world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers, including New Day Films, Kino Lorber, The Video Project, California Newsreel and many others. All of Kanopy’s titles are instantly available with no holds and no waiting. Click on the Resources tab above for more information.
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