On Long Island, Oceanside Library “now hosts six to 10 online programs per day, including story times, lectures, exercise classes, teen readings, book chats, book discussions, poetry readings, TED talk discussions and more.
“We reached out to several of our key partners right away,” said Ocaria DiMango, the library’s adult program coordinator. “Molloy College’s Center for Mental Health and Wellness did a program on how to cope with the stress of this crisis, and Dr. Ronan of Baldwin Harbor Pediatrics did a lecture on how this affects children, and how to keep them healthy. Both of them regularly do programs for us when we are open.”
DiMango said that the library has partnered with some of its regular programmers to provide online content, including their yoga, meditation and art presenters, and that more lectures and programs are upcoming.”