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Beanstack is a free service provided by your local library to help families discover books and apps based on your child's age and interests. Our goal is help prepare your child for school and ensure that he or she is reading at or above grade level by third grade. Beanstack offers reading engagement for all ages during Summer Reading Club. All books recommended are available for free at your library.
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Booklist OnlineAvailable everywhere
Booklist Online contains over 120,000 reviews and thousands of features dating back to 1992.
Books & AuthorsAvailable everywhere
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
hoopla digitalAvailable everywhere
hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. Checkout limit per user is 6 per month.
Checkout Availability note:
The library highly values access to a wide range of resources for our community. In order to continue to provide all the resources you have come to expect the library now needs to institute a daily cap on Hoopla checkouts effective October 1, 2023. Budgetary constraints make this a necessary step. This measure aims to ensure equitable access for all patrons while managing our resources responsibly. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these challenges together. If while using Hoopla you receive a message that the daily cap has been reached for the day, simply come back the next day to complete your checkout.
Libby by OverdriveAvailable everywhere
Browse hundreds of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines! Check out and download best-selling titles to your PC, then transfer to a supported device or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Literature Criticism Online - Contemporary Literary CriticismAvailable everywhere
Literature Criticism Online takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Contains centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - in an easy-to-use online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
Novelist K-8Available everywhere
Reading suggestions for children in grades K-8.
Novelist Reader's AdvisoryAvailable everywhere
In addition to locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and Book Talks.
Salem LiteratureAvailable everywhere
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Titles currently available:
- Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Heroes & Heroines
- Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire
- Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology
Something About the AuthorAvailable everywhere
Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.
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