Digital Access During These Trying Times

April 2020
By Cathryn Rakich

Visit Yosemite Via Webcam

Yosemite National Park is now closed to visitors, but you can still explore the park online through multiple webcams.

Yosemite Falls—a combination of Upper Yosemite Fall, Middle Cascades and Lower Yosemite Fall—has a total height of 2,425 feet. In May, the webcam captures Pacific dogwoods in bloom just below the waterfall.

The Yosemite High Sierra webcam, located at about 8,000 feet in elevation, shows Half Dome and the surrounding high country.

Located on a dome near the Wawona Tunnel, the El Capitan webcam provides a view of the entire Yosemite Valley.

To support the webcams and provide for the future of Yosemite, become a Friend of Yosemite at

Keep Busy Online Through Sacramento Public Library

The Sacramento Public Library has dozens of online resources, including books, magazines, newspapers and research, to keep you and your family busy during this time of social distancing and school closures.

Find thousands of ebooks or audiobooks, complete research for online classes or learn a new skill. Access daily editions of The Sacramento Bee and New York Times, or flip through magazines like National Geographic, Cosmopolitan and Food & Wine.

For genealogy research, online visitors can discover their unique family history with billions of free records from around the world, including census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals, books and photos.

For activities appropriate for children of all ages, look for fun indoor activities and games to play. Check out quick videos offering ways to boost learning or streamline animated picture books.

For more information or to get instant access to all these digital resources, apply online for a library card at

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