Covering the ongoing situation with COVID-19 means WJFF has limited airtime to broadcast traditional PSAs. To still help get the word out with these important local announcements, we’ll be posting them here, and updating periodically.
PSAs from 3/18/20:
In response to the coronavirus crisis, all Pennsylvania driver license centers and photo license centers in Bucks and Chester counties will be closed for two weeks effective close of business on Saturday, March 14th. During these closings, many services will still be available at the Penn DOT web site. Additionally, expiration dates for driver licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations, and safety and emission inspections will be extended to April 30th. All Pennsylvania drivers are reminded that many services are available, 24/7, at the Penn DOT web site, DMV.PA.gov.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Crawford Library in Monticello will be closed until further notice. All fines are suspended through April 17th. The Library makes e-books for reading, and e-audiobooks for listening, available for home computers on the Overdrive app, and for mobile devices on the Libby app. Help for setting up accounts on these apps, and other details, is at (845) 794-4660.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Ramapo-Catskill Library System offers digital access to content that cannot be found through standard web search services such as Google and Bing. Much of this content would normally require a fee to access, but only a valid library card number is needed. Those without a library card can fill out an online application for immediate access. Details at RCLS.org.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Wayne County Library offers stay-at-home patrons, with library cards, online access to over 1,000 video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing and more taught by artists and creative experts. Details and log-in is at CreativeBug.com/Lib/WayneLibraries.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Western Sullivan Library System offers patrons e-books and e-audiobooks, downloadable to home computers or mobile devices, through the use of their library card. Details at wsplonline.org.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries can be downloaded from the streaming service KANOPY by anyone with a library card, from the Western Sullivan Library System, or any of the many other participating libraries. Films can be streamed to wherever the patron is. Individuals can also sign up directly through KANOPY. Local details at wsplonline.org.
The Academy of American Poets supports poets and fosters contemporary poetry. Virtual resources include audio poetry and educational lesson plans. Users may sign up to receive their Poem-a-Day. For details, visit Poets.org.
The New York Botanical Garden has virtual resources including video and interactive guides to its collections and exhibits. “Flora Online” also offers access to Science Digital Collections. For details, visit nybg.org.
PBS KIDS makes a positive impact on children’s lives through learning media. It offers crafts, games, videos, Public Broadcast System TV, and a daily newsletter. For details, visit PBSkids.org.
NASA’s Space Center offers interactive mobile tours and augmented reality experiences on its website. Children’s activities are included. For details, visit SpaceCenter.org/app.
The Whitney Museum of American Art offers virtual access to its art collections, lectures and guides. Children’s resources are included. For details, visit Whitney.org.