Rosenberg Library’s Continued Services

Running out of things to do? Check out all of our amazing resources available online. The Rosenberg Library is here for you!

 

Circulation Information

 Get a Library Card by email

You can click here to learn more about Curbside Pick-up.

Don’t have a Rosenberg Library card? You can click here to apply for a library card online.

The Rosenberg Library is currently not charging fines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to learn about the Rosenberg Library’s Phased Reopening.

You can click here to renew your library materials online.

If you have any questions about your Library account or materials, please call the Circulation department at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 111 or online chat with us at the library’s website Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You can click here to learn more about curated Library Grab Bags.

 

Can I return books now?

 
Book Drop Off
Yes! You may return your books at any time to one of our two outdoor Book Drop locations:

  • at the north parking lot of the Rosenberg Library.
  • Moody Methodist Church, (2803 53rd St, Galveston, TX 77551, Book Drop located at the corner of 53rd and Avenue U)
  • Library materials can also be returned inside the library Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:45 pm. Masks must be worn while in the building and social distancing must be practiced. Please click here for more information on our phased reopening.

Items will not be checked in immediately. The library will let them sit, then sanitize before checking them in and returning them to the shelves.

Library materials currently checked out will not accrue fines or late fees. All due dates will be pushed back.

 

Resources for All Ages

 

Staying home? The Rosenberg Library is here for you!Enjoy an item from our online libraries!

Looking for something to pass the time? Check out our amazing collection of digital media, including ebooks, audiobooks, music, and movies! Click here to visit our e-Library resources.

Still in school, or taking this time to work on projects around your home? We’ve got a resource for that! Whether you’re writing that science report, trying to learn a new skill or computer program, or finally fixing that broken tail light on your car, the Library can help you find information and guides to make your task easier. Not sure which resource is right for you? Call us at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 115 or online chat with us at the library’s website Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Click here to see our collection of digital resources.

You can click here to learn more about curated Library Grab Bags.

 

Resources for Children

 
Learn while you play with your children at home!

Access to knowledge at Rosenberg Library is never closed! We have a great collection of resources for your children to continue learning while school is out. Click here to see a few of our favorites.

BookFlix resource
BookFlix pairs a picture book with a non-fiction title to combine the best of both worlds. Heather’s favorite categories are “Imagination” & “Music & Rhyme.” One of her favorite books is “Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs” by Eric Litwin. Click here to find it in the Music & Rhyme section – then you can try making your own ice cream at home! Let Heather know what you think about the book on social media!

ScienceFlix resource
ScienceFlix has science experiments that are disguised as fun activities! Click here to take science to another level with experiments like Ocean in Motion or Seeing Stars. Find us on social media and let us know which experiment is your favorite.

Rose the Blue-Tongued Skink
Our Blue-Tongued Skink Rose misses everyone. She wants to know what your family is reading right now! Find us on social media and let us know!

Rosenberg Library Minecraft realm
Did you know that we have a Minecraft server open to all Galveston youth up to age 18? If you have Minecraft (Java edition), feel free to jump onto our Rosenberg Library server! The server address is rosenberglibrary.meloncu.be.

Please make sure to review the Server Rules on our website here.

Listen to children’s storytimes online – watch a BabyTime storytime at the Rosenberg Library’s Facebook page. The Children’s Department will continue to post new storytimes on Facebook.

Free downloadable coloring pages from the Rosenberg Library Museum!

Click here for more opportunities to explore!

 

History Now: Galveston and the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

History Now-Seawall
Share your pandemic story with us.

Contribute to the historical record today! Help us document Galveston’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic by submitting photos, diaries, letters, poems, artwork, posters, or objects to the Special Collections Department. Someday our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will ask how the pandemic affected our lives. Your contributions will be archived in the Galveston and Texas History Center and the Rosenberg Library Museum for future generations to study.

Share your experience here.

 

Galveston’s response to COVID-19 mirrors that for Spanish Flu

 

Face mask used during the Spanish influenza epidemic. Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library.

Learn more about the similarities between the city’s response to the Spanish Flu nearly a century ago in this article written by Rosenberg Library Senior Archivist, Sean McConnell. Originally published by the Galveston County Daily News on April 9, 2020.

Click here to read the article.

 

Genealogy Research Online

 
This is a great time to delve into family history!
Genealogy Research Online
The Galveston and Texas History Center’s Genealogy Guide and Research Databases can help you get started.

The Museum department preserves and exhibits artifacts that document the history of Galveston and the Republic of Texas, as well as the Library’s fine art collection.

Even though the Museum is temporarily closed, you can still browse the collection online here.

Call (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 126 or email gthc@rosenberg-library.org if you hit a roadblock. Rosenberg Library archivists are here to help!

 

Health Information

 

Do you have health questions?

You can discover the answers through the Rosenberg Library’s collection of health information databases. The Rosenberg Library has databases that cover everything from medication information, as found in AHFS Consumer Medication Information, to the latest research on the Coronavirus / COVID-19 from PubMed by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Click here to go to our collection of health-related resources, including science journals and holistic treatments.

Looking for reliable and up-to-date information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

 

 

Galveston Community Resources

 

Applying for Unemployment Benefits

If you are currently unemployed, you are eligible to apply for benefits through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Your unemployment claim starts the week you complete the application.

Learn more about TWC Unemployment Benefits | How to apply for TWC BenefitsGuide | Check the status of your TWC Benefits Application  

Digital Resources for Home Learning

Galveston Independent School District (GISD) has compiled a list of resources for students of all grade levels Pre-K through 12th.

Parents can utilize the resources for lessons and students can continue to learn Math, Science, Social Studies, and English from the safety of their homes.

Access GISD’s digital learning resources  

AARP Foundation Tax Assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service has been suspended until further notice.
Please go to aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp for the most up-to-date information, including when the site will reopen.

AARP Foundation website

 

More Information

 
Do you have questions that we haven’t answered?

Let us know! You can reach us by phone, email, or online!

Phone: (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 115.

Email: reference@rosenberg-library.org

Online Chat: https://rosenberg-library.org/about-the-library/faqs/#ask

Online Survey: https://rosenberg-library.org/questions-for-us/

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