Most* Libraries are now open. Hours have changed. See temporary hours here. *Ernie Pyle, Special Collections and Alamosa remain closed temporarily. Holds may be picked up and materials may be checked out and returned. Computers and seating are temporarily not available. Please make your visit brief. We encourage everyone who can to stay home and use our online digital resources.
The first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is becoming even easier to access. Various celebrities, including Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, and Eddie Redmayne, are taking turns recording the book’s 17 chapters on video with a chapter being released each week. The videos will be available for free on harrypotterathome.com, which is part of Wizarding World, and the audio will be accessible exclusively on Spotify.
We believe in the power of stories to inspire and bring joy! That’s why we’re launching a Children’s Short Story Contest to give young writers a chance to become published authors. Fifteen select entrants will be published in a book sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble this holiday season, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. In addition, our fifteen winners and fifteen runners-up will get a signed book from bestselling author Gail Carson Levine.
A diverse cast, a global stage, practical and expert advice, along with friendly, accessible illustrations by Scheffler make this free digital download a must-have in the home or collection of everyone on the planet. In an NHS-endorsed project, Jenner, Wilson, and Roberts start with what we know right now about this virus, why it matters, how it is spread, what children can do, and how they can help.
Eastern New Mexico University, known around the state of New Mexico as the "Education University," recognizes the value of reading, and has teamed with several libraries around the state to support the effort to encourage young people to read more books. The ENMU Reads Summer Reading Program provides certificates and bookmarks to young readers in an effort to help support education in the state of New Mexico.
On the digital hub, readers of all ages and their families can access Harry Potter-related activities and free downloads. Through April, users can get free audiobook and ebook versions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, through partnerships with Audible and OverDrive.
New Mexico State Library is now offering TumbleBooks free for all New Mexicans, no library card needed! TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Librarians are caretakers of some of the world’s greatest treasures—from historical documents and out-of-print books to archival photographs and illustrations. And thanks to the wonders of digitization, many library collections are available for everyone to explore online. Check these out during your next internet deep dive.
This is a Youtube Channel created and run by children's book writers and illustrators. With all this talk of potential quarantines and school closures, we wanted to do something to offer relief for parents and kids who might find themselves stuck at home. On this channel, you'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
Dav Pilkey’s words and drawings have entered the imaginations of millions of children. Now the bestselling author of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series will be welcoming readers inside his mind through Dav Pilkey at Home, a collaboration between the author, the Library of Congress, and Scholastic.
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
If your recent transition to working from home every day was made all the more challenging with a house full of kids not able to go to school, Big Bird and his Sesame Street gang are offering a little relief by making 110 ebooks for kids absolutely free on all the major online book platforms.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
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Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. We'll deliver reading lists right to your inbox along with new gems, bestsellers, and related titles. You'll also be able to check immediately whether the items are available at your local Library or whether they've been checked out. Choose your favorite topics, enter your email address, and let us deliver recommended readings to your inbox.
Need help finding good books to read? Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can't think of a book, simply choose a topic of interest and explore lists of recommended books. Teachers will find thematic units and other resources for incorporating fiction into the classroom.
Our Overdrive Collection includes nearly 40,000 eBooks, 16,000 eAudiobooks, and 250 video titles. Download directly to your computer or use the Libby app with a variety of devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Nooks, Kindles, and more.
Bringing you hundreds of thousands of music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, full-length movies, television episodes, and comics/graphic novels, hoopla is an all in one digital service made available to you through the Public Library. From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you've borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.
RBdigital brings thousands of exclusive Recorded Books audiobook titles and magazines into one service, accessed through the web or an app. Audiobook content from all major publishers, together with the world’s most popular library-facing magazine service — all in one location.
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.
Naxos Music Library[NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 143,000 CDs with more than 2,223,000 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 600 new CDs are added to the library every month.
The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 800 record labels, with more labels joining every month. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented.
NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the iPhone/iPod and Android mobile apps, subscribers can also access the service on the go, and the HTLM5 player can stream music though the standard internet connection of the most phones and tablets.
The contents can be searched by composer, work, genre and label; by keyword search; and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 13 combined search criteria. In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings, NML provides liner notes for many recordings. Listeners can create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music Library playlists. For student around the world the library also offers playlists for graded music exams (ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall) in various categories and grades.