At-Home Resources

PATRON SERVICES With respect to COVID-19, the Ruby B. Archie branch location of the Danville Public Library system is operating under limited hours with limited services. On this page are activities you may do without having to come inside.

Curbside Pick Up

On Fridays, Danville Public Library offers curbside pick up at it’s Ruby B. Archie location on Patton Street. Patrons with a library card may search our catalog and place up to five items on hold. Once the items have been pulled, staff will call to notify the order is ready for pick up with instructions on when and where to go.
  • Patrons will be able to pick up their items without leaving their cars, drive-through style. 
  • For assistance in placing holds or for account questions, call (434) 799-5195.
Temporary Links and Activities
During this time of social distancing, Danville Public Library and other institutions around the globe are making services temporarily free. Below is a growing list of links that we have found. Please explore, enjoy, and take care.

Library Resources

eLibrary
Hoopla, Libby, RB Digital, and more

Genealogy
Family trees, obituaries, and more

Online Resources
Explore a variety of categories

Take a Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of the Wonders of the World 
The Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal of India, and more

Take a Tour of Beautiful Bran Castle in Romania 
Thanks to Google Maps, which usually offers street views. Use the mouse to look around and click to explore

13 Museums You Can Visit Online 
The Guggenheim, Paris, South Korea, and more

Watch Performances, Shows, and Plays

Storyline Online 
Celebrities read books

Free Online Plays at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 
Marque TV with the Royal Globe Theatre, London, UK

Free Cirque Du Soleil Shows Online 
Acrobatics and magic as seen in Las Vegas and around the world

Learn a Skill

National Emergency Library 
A temporary collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed

Learn to Irish Step Dance Online With a Professional From the Emerald Isle 
Learn to Irish step dance

Museum of Modern Art Free Online Courses for Art Lovers and People Trying to Understand It 
MoMA of New York teaches a wide range of art techniques

450 Free Ivy League University Online Courses 
Princeton, Harvard, Brown and more

Dan Brown Teaches Free Class on Writing Thrillers 
’Da Vinci Code’ author offers this free course

Activities

Make Your Own READ® Poster 
Promote literacy and exercise your creative skills

Make Posters Online 
A robust poster and flier making website

News

Coronavirus Realtime Updates 
Recovery rates broken down by region

Tumble Books

Tumble Book Library

K-6 children's ebook database

Tumble Math
K-6 math ebook database

Teen Book Cloud
Gr 7-12 ebook database

Audio Book Cloud
All ages audio book database

Romance Book Cloud
Huge collection of Romance novels