Category: Books

Create a Scribble Book!

Encourage early literacy by having your young child create their very own scribble book inspired by their favorite fuzzy red friend Elmo! All you need is paper, pipe cleaners, crayons, and imagination!

Click the link below to check out a Sesame Street video of Elmo reading his own scribble book to Doug E. Doug. After watching together, your child will be excited to create and read their book to you, just like Elmo!

https://youtu.be/FvfLDmDdHcM

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Hoopla!

Hoopla is another great way to get downloadable content using your Library card.

With Hoopla you have access to 15 titles per month. These can be TV shows, songs, eBooks, or Audiobooks. There are titles for every age group, including some great kids programming! The best part is there are no waitlists! If the item is listed, it is available.

Don’t have a Library card? Just click here to get started!

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Missing You – Week 3

We are missing all of our Thursday story time friends very much. We realize that, by now, many of you are probably getting a little tired of the library books you have checked out. We’ve put together a list of some fun things you can do with your stack of books.

Set up your books so that they form a domino effect. Click here to see a video of a library in Seattle that used 2,131 books!

Play pretend librarian. Make library cards for each family member. Set up a display of your favorite books. Use cardboard boxes to create a pretend computer, screen, and scanner for checkout. Use a bigger box for a book drop. Gather stuffed animals for a story time. Remember to sing a few songs together before you begin. After story time, help your guests choose just the right book. See our Imaginative Play Pinterest board for more ideas.

Turn your books over so that they are facing down. How many titles can you name by looking at the back cover?

Put on a play! Use your stuffed animals or family members to play different parts. Gather hats, scarves, and other items around the house for props. Don’t have the books you want? See if you can remember some of your favorites like The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Caps for Sale?

Wrap up your books in old newspaper or recycled wrapping paper. Each day, choose a “surprise” book to read. Were you surprised or did you guess what it would be?

Try to balance a book on your head. How far can you walk? How many books can you balance at once? Are you this good?

Make an obstacle course for your toy cars, dolls, or stuffed animals from your books. Books make great roads, tents and houses!

Create a secret reading clubhouse under your dining room table or other small space. Use tablecloths, sheets or blankets to make a cozy enclosure. Bring out the flashlights for even more fun!

For parents and caregivers: Are you frustrated that your child wants to read the same book over and over? It can be hard, but repetition, especially in these stressful times, brings a sense of comfort. Familiar books are like good friends you can call on when you need them. Knowing the ending can help a child feel safe and in control. Let’s nurture each other through these trying times.

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Missing You!

We want everyone, especially our youngest patrons, to know how much we miss seeing you. Until we are together again, here is a fun website for online children’s books read by celebrities: https://www.storylineonline.net/

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Escape to Another World

Between the news and social distancing, now is the perfect time to dig into a fantasy series!  These titles will take you beyond Harry Potter and Game of Thrones and into another world.

The Broken Earth Series by N.K. Jemisin
It’s the end of the world.  Again and again and again.  If you love powerful world building be sure to grab the first book, The Fifth Season.

The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty
City of Brass
, the first book in the series, is surprising, harrowing, and will immerse you in Middle Eastern myths and magic.

Dragonlance, Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
You can practically hear the 20 sided die rolling as you read this series and its first installment, Dragons of Autumn Twilight.

Legacy of Orïsha by Tomi Adeyemi
The Children of Blood and Bone, the series’ first book was a stand out in 2018 and its sequel, The Children of Virtue and Vengeance did not disappoint.  The audiobooks are wonderfully evocative of the African inspired mythology.

The Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown
Cinematic in style with bold characters, Red Rising is a complex, political, thriller set among the moons of Jupiter, Mars, and Venus.

Southern Vampires by Charlaine Harris
Sexy vampires take center stage in this campy series that focuses on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse beginning with Dead Until Dark

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Project Gutenberg

Our amazing eResources team is working hard to increase buying and monitor waits over at Overdrive, but there are bound to be delays on some of your picks. So why not try a classic!

Project Gutenberg offers free eBook copies of texts that are out of copyright. Dickens! Austen! Maugham! Shakespeare! All those authors you’ve been meaning to read, but haven’t gotten to yet. Although they don’t have an app, they do offer a mobile friendly version of their site.

If audiobooks are more your speed, try LibriVox. Featuring volunteer readers, these free public-domain audiobooks can be downloaded and listened to on all your devices. Many books have been recorded multiple times so you can find the reader that’s right for you! They also have an app to make searching and listening easier!

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Bookflix

We missed you all today at Storytime! Until we see you again, why not try BookFlix!

This awesome resource pairs a fiction and non-fiction book on a huge array of topics. Read along or be read to!

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Meet Libby

Libby offers users access to thousand of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. All you need is a Library card and a supported device to get started.

If you need help or have questions, just email us at baynelibrary@einetwork.net!

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2020 Fifty Book Challenge

Read 50 books* in 2020 and you will be entered to win a $50 gift card to a local business! 

Get your reading log today!

*Eligible books include all adult non-fiction and fiction books, graphic novels, and young adult books. Magazines,        newspapers, and children’s books do not qualify.

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