COVID Stay-at-Home Resources

Below are a listing of virtual programs and resources curated to help you during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back as we will be updating.

The Latest

Phased Library Reopening Plan – The health, safety, and well-being of our staff and customers remains a top priority. Our phased reopening plans depend on current health and safety guidelines. The Library/Borough building remains closed until further notice. We begin accepting book returns July 7 by appointment only.

Pennington Borough– Includes a message from Mayor Lawver, local cases, updates on waste collection and recycling, and more town information.

Hopewell Township News – Includes Hopewell Township Update to Operations Notifications and updates from Stephanie D Carey, Hopewell Township Health Officer

COVID-19 Community Experiences – The Pennington Public Library would like your help collecting and archiving our community’s experiences and history during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Programs & Events

Recordings of previous programs (Available on a selected basis):


What’s Open

Restaurants for Takeout & Delivery
Retail & Service for Pickup, Delivery & Online
What’s Open Submissions


Free Books, Movies & Music

eLibrary NJ – eBooks & eAudiobooks with your library card
Mercer County Public Library eMagazine, eMusic & eMovie resources
National Emergency Library
Project Gutenberg Online Books
Short Stories Online
4,000 Free Graphic Novel & Comic e-Books Available Online via NJ State Library until 8/31/20
eBook Technical Support


Staying Home

Free Things To Do While Practicing Social Distancing – An extensive list from Tennessee State University Libraries, including books, animal cams, exercise and meditation, movies, music, virtual tours and more.
Virtual Read Alouds 📚 and Arts/Crafts 🎨
Virtual Travel & Day Trips
Free Online College Courses
Online Home Workout Options – Videos & Live
Recipe Databases for Ingredients You Have


Ways to Help

Capital Health Hopewell
Penn Medicine at Princeton
Hopewell Valley Mobile Food Pantry – Looking for donations & volunteers
Hopewell Valley Area Virtual Tip Jar – Started by Pennington mother and daughter Janice and Elizabeth Mintz: Read the NJ.com story about their efforts.


About COVID-19

COVID-19: Links You Can Trust


Business, Employment & Financial Assistance

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority – Provides economic assistance for small and medium-sized businesses during the crisis. The package of initiatives includes a grant program for small businesses, a zero-interest loan program for mid-size companies, support for private-sector lenders and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), funding for entrepreneurs, and a variety of resources providing technical support and marketplace information.

COVID-19 Jobs & Hiring Portal for Job Seekers – Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Featuring industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak.

COVID-19 On Demand Hiring Intake Form – Where employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program – temporary rental assistance to selected low and moderate income households who have experienced unemployment or reduced income due to the pandemic. Enrollment period is from Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm