Pandemic 2020

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Curbside Pickup May 18, 2020

The Copper Queen Library will begin offering curbside pickup of holds starting Monday, May 18, 2020, barring any changes to the COVID-19 Pandemic and orders from Governor Ducey.  To place your holds, patrons can use the online catalog or call the Library at 520-432-4232.  Also, only items shelved in the Main Library will be available for checkout, as the county courier service which delivers materials from other libraries will be unavailable at the time.  Please note, that for the safety of our staff and patrons, during Phase 1 of our reopening, the library building will remain closed to the public.  Patrons are also instructed to return all their library materials themselves to the 4 return boxes located at the Post Office Entrance of the Main Library, the Senior Center, the Boys and Girls Club (Arizona Street) and the Annex.  Staff will be unable to accept any returns in person.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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Looking for something to do while being safe at home?  The 2020 Census is now open and ready for you to respond.  By answering a few simple questions, you are helping determine how more than $675 billion in federal funds are spent, supporting Arizona, Cochise County and Bisbee.  The census brings to Bisbee about $2000 per person counted and that money is spent on many programs, including health and wellness, affordable housing, Medicare, education, food assurance, and much more.  Count yourself today and make sure that Bisbee receives the money that we need!
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice BEFORE going to the hospital.

You can also use the COVID-19 Screening Tool online to if you or someone you are caring for experiencing symptoms.  You can also download the COVID-19 Screening Tool via the Apple Store or Google Play.
CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has important government guidelines for protecting yourself and your families from the COVID-19 outbreak.  Click here to access their website and learn how to prevent yourself from getting sick, how to protect your home against the virus, and how to deal with stress and coping during this time. 
AZ Dept Health
The Arizona Department of Health Services has up-to-date information on how the Pandemic is affecting the state of Arizona, as well as recommendations for all Arizonans to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state.
If you have a specific question, please call : 1-844-542-8201.  Click here to access the Cochise County Health Department, or call 520-432-9400.
Arizona Together
Arizona Together is Governor Doug Ducey's new website that lists resources for individuals and businesses, such as financial assistance, unemployment benefits, childcare, healthcare, meals for children and virtual learning for students. 

211

211 -- Phone assistance for those not connected to the internet.  If you or someone you know needs assistance finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, dial 211, or search on the homepage of 211Arizona.com.  211 is available in both English and Spanish.


SBA

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources.  Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.  Click here to access the U.S. Small Business Administration government webpage.

Virtual Library
The Copper Queen Virtual Library gives library patrons immediate access to eBook, eAudiobook, and eMagazine downloads, as well as access to library databases that will have you fixing your car, learning a new language, or researching your family history with the click of the mouse!  You will need your library card number and PIN to access these features.  If you do not have this information, please contact the library at 520-432-4232.
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Online Databases
New Library Services
The Copper Queen Library is coming up with new ways to keep our patrons connected, engaged and safe.  Check out some of the new services and virtual programs by clicking on the images below!
Pritchard Gallery
Bisbee High School Art Show -- March 2020 Due to the closure of the Library, we are featuring our youth art show as a virtual tour.  Click here or on the icon to view works by the Bisbee High School Art Class currently hanging in the Library's Pritchard Gallery.
The Seed Library

The Copper Queen Seed Library is now offering a special Seed Subscription for our patrons.  Patrons that sign up for this service will receive a variety of seed packets through the United States Postal Service.  Please fill out the online form here.

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Writing is a wonderful tool to help make sense of, and record the world around us. The Copper Queen Library’s new community blog, “Together, Alone”, sets out to document our community’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, through writing and images. Become part of this historical record, created in real-time documentation, by submitting an entry here.  To view and read the "Together, Alone" blog, please click here or on the icon above.

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Keep your kids engaged and learning during the lock down with these free resources from some of our favorite places. 
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Virtual Field Trips
Make Way for Books
Zoo
Mo Willems
Britannica
Learning Begins at Birth
Kid Lit TV
Art Bar
more resources
AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous outlines options for meetings online including links to online meeting directories.  According to their website, email, chat, audio, and forums meetings in a variety of languages are in progress.  Click here to get started.


IRS

The IRS has established a special webpage focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus. The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

Anxiety and Depression
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has created a resource page with helpful tips and strategies from their ADAA mental health professionals - as well as personal stories of triumph - to help you or a loved one struggling with anxiety around the coronavirus or with general health anxiety concerns.