COVID-19/Quarantine Resources

COVID-19 Resources

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 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:

Al-Anon and Alateen, for friends and families of alcoholics
List of online and telephone meetings. List at:
Meeting information 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)

FAA – Food Addicts Anonymous
For information about meetings email: or call the FA Office (781) 523-5284

GA – Gamblers Anonymous
Upstate New York Hotline Number: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

NA – Narcotics Anonymous
Northern New York Region: Phone: 315-847-3842

OA – Overeaters Anonymous
Self quiz at
Online meetings available
Capital district hotline for more information: at 518-292-0666

SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous
Self quiz at
National hotline: 1-800-477-8191

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 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

OverDrive / RBdigital
eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, & magazines freely accessible with your library card

READsquared Reading Program

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.

These Printable Worksheets Help Your Kids Make A Quarantine Time Capsule

PBS Kids

National Geographic Kids

Sesame Street

Magic Tree House

Tumble Book Library

Tumble Math

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