Connection to the internet has been more essential than ever during the pandemic, but not everyone can afford broadband (high speed) access. Today, May 12, 2021, low-income consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program! The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.
==> Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to:
Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
PLEASE NOTE: While the library remains closed due to COVID-19, Ancestry.com is providing free remote access to their ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION! See http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/ancestryremote.pdf for instructions on how to log in with your library card number. Our video on How to Access Ancestry Library Edition [NEW!] will lead you step-by-step through setting up an account and starting your research.
Afro-American Genealogical Research Guide – A list of useful print resources for researching for African-Americans trying to trace their family history (Library of Congress). See also History Hub, below, and Slave Trade Voyages & its sister site, African Origins (Emory University et al.)
American Indian Ancestry – A guide to acquiring the genealogical documentation needed to establish descent from an Indian tribe for …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!
Screen-Free Week is coming May 3-9, 2021 – an annual celebration of unplugging, reconnection, and joy! https://www.screenfree.org/resources-for-families-individuals/
Screen-Free book list: https://www.screenfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/21CC0326_sfwbooklist_5.pdf
==> More screen-free activities:
Tinkergarten‘s ‘My Friend the Tree’ activity “offers kids and families the opportunity to deepen their awareness of and connection to the amazing trees that they see every day.”
==> Get the complete May calendar from Tinkergarten: https://d2gesac5hma2c2.cloudfront.net/uploads/attachment/file/1992/Tinkerarten_May21_Calendar.pdf