Staying Connected When You’re Staying Home

Staying home is the right thing to do to protect yourself and your community while navigating a pandemic. But, while our body is protected within our four walls, our mind may suffer from lack of human connection. We've got some suggestions for ways you can stay home and stay connected. 

 

Online options for staying connected:

  • Art classes. Currently Silver Kite Community Artsopens a new window is offering live, interactive online workshops, talks, social hours and performances for the community, free for KCLS patrons. Enter the password: KCLS2020opens a new window to register today! 
  • Video chat. The next best thing to in-person is video chat. It provides those facial cues and nonverbal information our social mind craves. Zoom opens a new windowis the current darling of videoconferencing, but many other free options exist to stay connected with family and friends. WeChat, Facetime, GoToMeeting and Skype are a few others. Eat dinner together, move your book group online, or play a game. Set up regular check in times with those you know are alone. 
  • Social media. See what's going on in your community by logging in to Nextdoor.comopens a new window to connect with neighbors. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are popular ways to stay in touch.  
  • Online library programs. KCLS is planning online programs using Zoom. Search our Online Eventsopens a new window calendar frequently as more programs are added. 
  • Volunteer. Read our blog post on 10 Ways to Volunteer From Homeopens a new window.

 

Telephone options for staying connected: 

 

Here is a linkopens a new window to some books on the importance of social connection in our digital collection.