COVID Stay-at-Home Resources

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

The Latest

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

Coming Soon – Current Rules and Recommendations, Upcoming Virtual Library Programs


What’s Open

Restaurants for Takeout & Delivery
Retail & Service for Pickup & Delivery


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


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
Online Home Workout Options – Videos & Live
Recipe Databases for Ingredients You Have


Ways to Help

Capital Health Hopewell
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 and Employment

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