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

Library Services During Construction – The Library/Borough Building at 30 N. Main Street will be closed for construction starting Monday, October 13, 2020 and is tentatively scheduled to reopen April 2021. Virtual programming and curbside pickup will be available for your convenience.

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
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