As more cities in North Texas declare a state of emergency due to the spread of COVID-19, offices are closing, restaurants are relying on carryon and delivery, and kids are staying home from school. NPR reports that nearly 1 in 5 households experiencing a layoff or a reduction in work hours. Events are being canceled, and no one knows when normal life will resume. Social distancing is only going to become more of a strain on our economy and our health.
Public libraries may be closed–most until the end of the month at least–but they’re still a useful resource for families in need of free, easily accessible entertainment and activity.