July 14th - August 22nd
The Adult Book Club has been "reimagined"! Readers are given a packet that contains information about the author and book, discussion questions, and a form to respond to one of the discussion questions. Submitted responses will be posted anonymously for readers to view.
Participants can pick up a Book Club Reimagined packet at JPL or print it from the JPL website.
For more information on Lorraine Hansberry, browse the display at JPL and the collection on Cafe.
Here is Part 2 of JPL's childhood favorites!
Here are some staff favorites from their childhood. Let us know in the comments what your favorite childhood read is.
Stay tuned for Part 2!
BadgerLink is a website providing Wisconsin residents with free access to a variety of resources. The resources include databases for multiple subjects such as history, newspapers, and encyclopedias to name a few, and databases for all ages. If you want to know more, the Getting Started guide will help you learn more.
For this post, we will be learning about one of the databases from BadgerLink. Book Connections' target audience is children and young adults. It can be used both in the classroom and at home. It contains information on children and young adult books, author interviews, a selection of book readings, and so much more.
One super cool resource in Book Connections is the information they have on the featured books.
Finding books that are similar to a book you have read can be tricky. Reader's advisory tools can come in handy for this.
On April 1st, all 24 Bridges libraries rolled out a limited time trial of Hoopla, a media service for ebooks, comics, audiobooks, tv shows, movies, and music. With your library card, you can instantly borrow up to four items per month and you get to keep them for 21 days. What's more, there are select titles, called "Bonus Borrows," that don't count against your four items. You can find these titles by searching "Bonus Borrows" on Hoopla. If you haven't already, click on the Hoopla link to create your account and start streaming! Hoopla can be used with iOS, Android, Windows, Amazon products, and Roku.
Some popular titles on Hoopla include:
Let us know how you have been staying connected to books, movies, and more.
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