Monona Library Adults

COVID-19 Resources

Public Resources and Community ServicesInformation about accessing food, internet, and financial assistance.

Staying InformedGlobal, national, state, and local resources providing reliable information about COVID-19. This page also includes tips for identifying fake news, cleaning and food storage resources, and guides for talking to children and people with disabilities about COVID-19.

Mental & Physical HealthA list of fitness and mental health resources. Some are always free, others have been made available during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Volunteer Opportunities & Staying ConnectedLinks to local hospitals and organizations that have specific requests for help. This page also includes a list of online platforms that can help you stay social while practicing social distancing. 

Learning & EntertainmentA running list of online courses, streaming channels, and virtual tours. Some will help stretch your brain while others will provide a bit of entertainment and fun. 

Emergency / Crisis Resources: 

If you are in a life-threatening situation or immediate danger call 911
Monona Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch Number: (608) 222-0463
Madison Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch Number: (608) 255-2345

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. The hotline is available 24 hours a day. You can also text or chat with a counselor immediately:

Disaster Distress Helpline available at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national service that offers phone- and text-based crisis counseling and support to people in distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, to help them move forward on the path of recovery. 

Domestic Abuse
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your TTY device to call 1-800-787-3224. You can text LOVEIS to 22522 or chat at 
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) will not be able to provide any walk-in services for the foreseeable future. Those needing services should contact the 24-hour Help Line at (608) 251-4445. 

Alcoholics Anonymous has hundreds of daily online and phone meetings. Find one here.
Community-Organized Google Doc of Online AA Meetings During COVID-19:

The Monona Public Library has a wide variety of programs and services for adults scheduled year-round! To stay up-to-date on the latest library events and programs for adults, subscribe to the "General Interest" list in our Online Newsletter. Our online events calendar also shows up to date current programming.

Popular programs include:

  • Seasonal Chefs
  • Eco-Action Tuesdays
  • Book Clubs
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Tech Tutoring with Dan
  • and more!