If you’re looking for a fun and educational app or video game for your children, hopping onto Google or the app store can be overwhelming. We’ve put together a brief list of trusted sources you can turn to for app reviews and recommendations.
A community-wide project for posterity! It’s been a year since the pandemic upended our lives. Let’s mark that occasion by documenting what’s brought us peace and helped us maintain our sense of promise during this strange time. What’s brought you hope and peace?
The Library will be closed Sunday, April 4 in observance of Easter. Our normal hours resume on Monday, April 5. As always, be sure to have your library card and PIN handy to take advantage of our many online and digital services.
Learning a language can be fun and rewarding, but also challenging. Add in remote schooling, and it can get even harder! If you’d like some ways to practice your skills and support the language learning you’re doing in school or at home, check out our free resources.
This year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, consider honoring his life and teachings by engaging with the community! Make it a “day on, not a day off” and get inspired by these resources which include safe, distanced opportunities for teens.
TumbleBooks is a wonderful way to support your child’s ELA curriculum. It’s packed with animated, talking picture books! And if you’re looking to sneak a little math into the school day, try TumbleMath.
Did you know we have an entire Parent/Teacher book collection? It includes books about child development and education. We’ve purchased quite a few titles about homeschooling, some of which are featured here.
The Library and bookdrop will be closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. All fines and fees will be waived for this period. Our normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. As always, be sure to have your library card and PIN handy to take advantage of our many online and digital services.
Reading Public Library is celebrating 100 years of U.S. women earning the right to vote with a Massachusetts Humanities grant- The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America. Join us on Wednesday, July 29th at our kick-off event to celebrate and learn with author Tina Cassidy.
Awareness, discussion, and action can all lead to change. Wherever you are on your journey, information is power. This guide was created to help youth grades 6-12 process events surrounding the killing of George Floyd.
With the growing amount of online activity teens and kids are engaged in, it’s important for them to know how to make smart choices. Engage the whole family with some of these resources, games and activities on Digital Citizenship.
March 1-7 is Will Eisner week, an “annual celebration of comics, graphic novel literacy, free speech, and the legacy of Will Eisner.” (willeisner.com) Why not celebrate by reading a new graphic novel? These titles were added to our children’s collection in the past month: CHILDREN’S COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS AST Ottaviani, Jim Astronauts : women […]
Teen hip-hop aficionados or the casual listener shouldn’t miss a beat with these selected books! Bob your head and tap your toes as you explore these fiction, poetry and nonfiction titles suitable for teens.
The winners of this year’s American Library Association Youth Media Awards were recently announced. Check out 2020’s Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King winners, and more! For a full list of winners including honors and teen books, see the press release here. Newbery Award & Coretta Scott King Award winner CHILDREN’S COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS NEW […]
Puberty freaks parents out at least as much as it does teens. Faced with questions they may not be comfortable answering and perhaps hazy on their facts, teens could use a good book (or two or three…) or digital resource on the subject!
If you have a child and/or teen showing an interest in STEM or a budding computer scientist on your hands, be sure to explore all the library has to offer! From recommended apps and websites, to books and even gadgets, we’ve got you covered.
The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award winners were recently announced. Every year, the award winners are diverse and intriguing picture books. Reserve your copy of these titles today!
From computer basics to advanced software, you can conquer the keyboard with free online tutorials. Both LearningExpress and Brainfuse Help Now offer computer skills lessons. Find them both on our Online Learning page; you’ll need your library card and PIN to log in.
Try “reading the pictures” in these detailed and intriguing wordless picture books. Reading Rockets says “sharing wordless books is a terrific way to build important literacy skills, including listening skills, vocabulary, comprehension and an increased awareness of how stories are structured.” Put one on hold today!
Whether you are changing careers or studying for an exam, LearningExpress Library can help you achieve your goals. Tutorials, practice tests, ebooks, and more will help you learn and succeed. This free online resource is available 24/7 from our website.
Renee suggests this riveting page-turner! Two interwoven mysteries spill onto the pages in this first book of a trilogy. If you want a page-turner you can’t put down, grab this one! You’ll be completely surprised by the ending.
The Reading Public Library now offers unlimited digital access to The Washington Post. With your library card and PIN, you can connect from within the library or from any remote location. Enjoy expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. Visit our Online Resources page to […]
Hitting the road? If you’re taking a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, you can take RPL with you. Watch hot movies, listen to the latest music, browse your favorite magazines, and read a sizzling page-turner, all for free and on the go!
Readers who are partial to novels inspired by true events will be both riveted and disturbed by this compassionate retelling of one of America’s most famous abduction cases. Check out this month’s Staff Pick!
Kanopy free on-demand streaming with more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.
Stream thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through our partnership with hoopla digital. All immediately available (no waiting!) and free with your library card.
Figuring out your next read? These teen titles (grades 6-12) are considered some of the best from the past year according to respected review sources like School Library Journal, New York Times, and Kirkus Reviews.
Listen to a book on a Playaway (an audiobook loaded onto an MP3 player) and follow along with the physical copy at the same time. Put one of these Playaways, for which we also have the physical book, on hold for the summer!
The awards season is in full swing and we certainly can’t leave out book awards! The American Library Association has announced the 2018 Youth Media Awards which includes various awards for outstanding teen literature!