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Virtual Career Resources

 

Job search and career exploration tools including job and internship postings, resume and letter builders, interview advice, occupational test prep, a computer skills center, and support to earn a high school equivalency credential.

Schedule a free professional employment counseling virtual session to build and critique your resume and cover letter, improve your interview skills, update your LinkedIn profile, and review your job search strategy.

Look here for workforce services and programs. File for unemployment.

Build an online resume, search for jobs, explore careers, find training, do market research, and get helpful tips.

CT Dept. of Labor – Veterans Services

Goodwill Virtual Career Services offer free one-on-one virtual career coaching to create and improve your resume and cover letters, improve your interview skills, review your LinkedIn profiles, and evaluate your job search strategy.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides projected employment growth at the national level.

 

Local Resources & History

Official town website.

Naugatuck School District

Learn about the stories of Naugatuck!

Read about the history of Naugatuck or search for the history of other Connecticut towns!

 

The state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation.

Demographic and economic information about towns in our state.

Patch news about Naugatuck.

 

Virtual Visits & Tours

Live Feed from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM of the Beardsley Zoo’s Red Pandas, Spider Monkeys, and River Otters.

 

Explore Mars with the Curiosity Rover.

 

Go on a virtual tour of some of Yellowstone’s main attractions.

 

Children’s Storytime Videos

The Howard Whittemore Library’s virtual exploration of the alphabet! Discover a new letter every week with puppets, experiments, games, jokes, and more!

Howard Whittemore Library’s investigation of basic math skills for kids! Practice counting, identifying shapes, sequencing, and more!

Listen as your favorite teachers and staff members at Maple Hill Elementary School read aloud storybooks!

Celebrated actors read children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

While in space, astronauts videotape themselves reading books to the children of Earth.

A family sing-along brought to you by the Howard Whittemore Library!

 

Children’s Educational Sites

 

Computer games in subjects such as math, language arts and typing.

Non-internet options for interactive fun for kids!

Science experiments to try at home.

Check out Bound to Stay Bound’s giant collection of weblinks covering virtual tours of famous locations, games, educational websites, and professional resources for teachers and parents.

Provides virtual learning core curriculum for students in grades K-6.

Virtual field trips covering health, STEM topics, college readiness, and more!

Fun facts, videos, and quizzes about a range of high-interest topics such as dinosaurs, animals, transportation, space, music, and more.

 

Choose one of over 30 languages to learn!

One-hour tutorials designed for all ages in over 45 languages

 

This internet game, created by ConnectSafely and Google, is a fun way to help kids learn about internet safety, privacy and security.

Author and illustrator Mo Willems invites you to draw and doodle with him.
 

STEM computer games for students in grades preK-4 to learn about NASA and its missions.

Play games and watch videos to learn about animals, science, space, history, and the United States.

Videos about letters, numbers, shapes, nursery rhymes, and more!

 

Watch videos and play games related to PBS children’s shows.

Recipes accompanied by videos featuring kid chefs.

 

 

Other Valuable Online Resources

Provides help with local services such as utility assistance, food, housing, transportation, child care, after-school programs, elder care, crisis intervention. Call 2-1-1 also for help getting financial assistance, healthcare and insurance, and legal assistance.

“Supports individuals and families… by addressing root causes, creating long-term solutions, and distributing nutritious food through local partner programs in an effort to alleviate hunger.”

Connecticut Covid-19 resources including the latest guidance, replacement vaccine cards, data reports, and more.

CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Naugatuck is in Region 5. Crisis 24-hour telephone numbers 203-805-5480 or (Toll free) 1-866-794-0021 (Western CT Mental Health Network)

CT State Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms

Sponsors activities to help Connecticut voters become better informed on current issues and active participants in government.

“Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress… or [their] loved ones. No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the Lifeline.” Call or text 988. (Spanish: 1-888-628-9454)

On the second Thursday of each month, food is distributed at the Naugatuck Event Center, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Call Jill or Lisa with questions: (203) 729-1564.

Provides services related to Environmental Health, Community Health and Emergency Preparedness.

SNAP is a federal program, administered by State and local agencies, that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families, to be used at stores to purchase food.

VITA provides free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate-income individuals and families earning less than $56,000 a year. IRS-trained volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns. In partnership with the IRS, Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) coordinates an annual VITA program across Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Middlesex, and Litchfield Counties.

 

 

Research

 

Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963.

E-resources and databases for citizens of all ages in Connecticut.

 

Genealogy

List of genealogy resources, including access to ancestry.com with your CT library card.

 

Military records.

 

Newspapers at the Library

Bee Intelligencer
Citizen’s News
Connecticut Guardian
New York Times Sunday Edition
Republican American
Voices
Wall Street Journal