As you are hopefully aware, the annual Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing! If you haven’t yet, head here to sign up for this year’s challenge. Things are a bit different in 2020 with the challenge moving online, but we still have great incentives and prizes for everyone, including the usual prize book for anyone of any age group who completes the challenge. If you need assistance with the digital platform, check out our page here for a helpful video.
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We are excited to announce that we have added a new eResource called Scholastic Teachables! Scholastic Teachables provides thousands of free printable activity sheets, lesson plans, reading passages, and more. It also has games and puzzles, clip art, and bulletin board ideas. Content is available for PreK - 8th grade. This database is great for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and students. Scholastic Teachables is free to use with a valid library card and can be accessed from home.
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated every June 19 to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. 155 years later, we still see clearly that the end of slavery was not the end of racial inequality in this country. In honor of the approaching holiday and to recognize the racial injustices we see currently taking over the news, I’ve compiled a list of books you can find in our e-resources that are about the unique struggles of Black Americans, and what white people can do to be good allies.
Summer has arrived! I put together a Summer Playlist of songs available to download for free from Freegal. You are able to download 5 songs a week per library card, so I recommend adding songs to your Wish List so you don't forget any! For many of the songs, the link below goes to the album, so you'll have to scroll through the track listing to find the song for your summer playlist.
Now that FRVPLD has begun delivery service, maybe you're ready to give your Kindle or iPad a rest and are itching to pick up a physical book again. Here are some fiction titles that were released in the weeks leading up to our closure that maybe you didn't have a chance to take a look at. These books are all available on the shelf at the time of writing. Place your holds now to have them delivered to your doorstop!
Many people have been turning to eBooks during these trying times. We at FRVPLD have been working hard to make sure more titles get added to our eBook platforms so our patrons can have access to the latest titles in some capacity. We have three different eBook platforms: Overdrive, Axis 360, and Hoopla. Below are some of the newest adult nonfiction titles that can now be found in each of those three platforms.
I enjoy reading romance novels and have been taking advantage of downloading eBooks from the library to find new authors and series. I am drawn to stories with electric chemistry, quick banter, strong heroines, and a plot line that takes me away from reality.
It is time to discover or maybe re-discover a favorite author of so many around the world, Jane Austen.
If you're staying at home and your eyes are turning red from staring at a screen all day, and you've run out of library books to read, consider playing a board game with family, roomates, yourself, or that ghost that just won't leave you alone. Board games are mentally stimulating, help us build problem solving and social skills. They're also FUN! (Duh...)