Great Comics to Teach Kids

Kids now have so many fantastic options when it comes to using comics and graphic novels to learn about real-life concepts. These books are visually stimulating while still offering a considerable amount of information about the subjects contained within. Here is where to start when searching for non-fiction graphic novels for elementary-aged students. Graphic Library…
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OverDrive’s Big Read: The Girl with the Red Balloon

From October 1-15, OverDrive's Big Library Read is back with the eBook format of The Girl With the Red Balloon, by Katherine Locke. Download it here! What It's About: When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin…
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Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Ahoy, mateys! Are ye ready t' celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday, September 19? Here are a few fun ways t' spend yer picture-perfect pirate day! Mango Languages offers courses in 72 languages, including Pirate! The mobile app, for both iOS and Android, lets you learn on the go, even when you are not…
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5 New eMagazines to Download!

With RBDigital eMagazines, you can download full digital copies of current and back issues of more than 160 popular magazines. They never expire, and they are never overdue. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. New titles have been added to the list of…
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RBDigital eMagazines Presents Bookazines

Bookazines have become a popular publication format on newsstands, combining aspects of books and magazines. Usually, they focus on one subject and may present a unique way of exploring topics such as pop culture, history, and cooking. RBDigital, our eMagazine vendor, offers a selection of bookazines from popular magazines and includes titles like: Cooking Light, Make and Take Life, The…
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Stream Christmas Films with Kanopy

These aren’t Claymation perennials or Hallmark heartwarmers, but each film below has something unique to add to the holidays. From the true story of a wartime Christmas remembered decades later to celebrations in song to modern stories of hope restored, we hope you find something here to bring you Christmas cheer. Please note: On Kanopy, you receive…
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Accessing the Old Newspapers of Fredericksburg

There have been newspapers published in Fredericksburg since 1788. (The only gap came in 1862-65 when the city was devastated by war.)  Fredericksburg has been a one-newspaper town – the Free Lance-Star - since the 1920s, but, before that, many newspapers were published locally….  Years ago, Bob Hodge indexed all the old newspapers of Fredericksburg from 1788 to 1928. His indexes are available…
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RBDigital eMagazines Presents Bookazines

Bookazines have become a popular publication format on newsstands, combining aspects of books and magazines. Usually, they focus on one subject and may present a unique way of exploring topics such as pop culture, history, and cooking. RBDigital, our eMagazine vendor, offers a selection of bookazines from popular magazines such as Time, People, and Southern Living, and includes titles like…
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