COVID Resources

Many thanks to the Millbrook Library for making this great video about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to make an appointment.

To be added to the notification list for appointments at Dutchess County POD locations, you MUST complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Information Request Form. This form does not pre-register you for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. After you fill out the Vaccine Information Request form, your information will be added to a County notification list, and you will receive email or text message updates from Dutchess County about when and where appointments may be available, including how to register for an appointment at a County-sponsored vaccination site. You can complete the form by clicking here.

Vaccine allocation information is also updated on County’s website.

Eligible Seniors, or those who do not have internet access should:

  • Call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at (845) 486-3555.
    • Select Option 1 to hear the weekly vaccine allocation updates;
    • THEN select Option 2 to be connected to the Office for the Aging and added to the notification list.
  • You will be notified by phone when an appointment is available to you.
  • You can also call each week to hear the updates about other vaccine provider options.


PPLD has created two incredibly informative webpages dedicated to Coronavirus information directed to children (and their parents) and teens.


From MHLS: The NYS Parenting Portal provides parents and caregivers with multiple tips, tools and resources to enhance the roles of parent and caregiver. Resources within the portal include: a downloadable Parent Guide that provides tools for a successful first five years of the parenting journey, a Multiple Systems Navigator that provides information on how to access and navigate multiple human service, health, education, and disability services and now includes COVID-19 resources for parents including tips, activities and information on how to talk to your children about the Coronavirus.


The CDC has released a very helpful website with a survey/checklist for parents and caregivers making the decision about their child’s schooling. Please click here to view the website.  Please note that there are many other important subject on the CDC website; we encourage you to explore the links on the sidebar for more scientific information that may be useful to you and your family.

Have your favorite Sesame Street characters help explain what is going on in the world to your little ones. This website offers free eBooks, videos, activities, and digital games.


NYSM Portal to Online Educational Resources & Activities
For all of the educators, caregivers, and students looking for engaging and educational activities to do right from home, look no further! This portal brings together many of the museum’s resources, including links to our virtual “Fieldtrips,” digital collections, online resources, and fun activities for kids based on the museum’s research and collections. Content on this page will be updated often, so be sure to check back for new information and activities!