For the latest updates on COVID-19 the following websites are considered authoritative resources:
NY State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Addiction & Mental Health Resources
NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
NYS Office of Mental Health, Staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help
US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Quit Smoking: Call the New York State Smokers’ Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or visit www.nysmokefree.com. The Quitline also provides free starter kits of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to eligible New Yorkers.
Victims of Domestic Violence
New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & español/Multi-language accessibility):
1-800-942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline:
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Call 911 to report a violent crime.
12 Step Program Resources
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – online and telephone meetings available worldwide
Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline/Utica, NY
Hotline: (315) 732-6880
Utica 24 Hour Dist 9 Answering Service
Answering Service: (315) 732-6880
ACOA – Adult Children of Alcoholics for those who were raised in alcoholic and other dysfunctional families
310-534-1815 (National Hotline)
Online and telephone meetings available. List at: adultchildren.org
GA – Gamblers Anonymous
Upstate New York Hotline Number: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)
Things to do at Home
Don’t have a Library Card?
Our online user registration is now open to all ages. Kids & teens who want to use our ebooks & audiobooks can register for a library card at midyork.org. If you’re under 18 years old, have a parent or guardian email us proof of your local address to complete the process. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OverDrive / RBdigital
eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, & magazines freely accessible with your library card
Wild Center Digital
Take a virtual visit, watch live cams, and join free live digital learning programs
Online Programming Resources List
An extensive list of online resources for adults, teens, and children on many different topics, including entertainment, science, math, history, reading, art, and story time.