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Nature Activities

As long as you maintain social distancing, you can still get outside and enjoy all the magic that nature has to offer!

Visit our Pinterest Board of Nature Activities and Crafts and check out some of our favorite ways to celebrate being outside!

Ancestry.com

Normally, Ancestry.com is only available for in-library use only; however, access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. This will be available until April 30th.

Click here and enter your library card number and pin*. Just click “Begin Searching” to learn more about your family history! Use the “Learning Center” to get help with your search.

*If you don’t have a PIN (or forgot it), get a new PIN number through the online catalog by clicking Log In or Register. Then click, “I Forgot or want to change my PIN.”

Baby Lapsit

We are working behind the scenes to create Pinterest boards of our favorite resources. Up first, Baby Lapsit!

Baby Reading

Entertaining babies can be harder than it looks. There are lots of activities recommended online, but which are the best? Our Baby Lapsit board features some of our favorite round-ups of songs, fingerplays, and bounces from our go-to resources.

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/

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

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!

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!

Learn a New Language

Mango Languages and Little Pim offer free online lessons in languages from Spanish to Farsi!

Just create an account using your email and library card number. Mango Languages offers adult focused, self-directed lessons. Little Pim uses a happy Panda to introduce children to essential vocabulary and word formation.

In bocco al lupo!

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!

Library Closed Indefinitely

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has recommended that all Libraries close indefinitely in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you have questions we are happy to help! Just email us at baynelibrary@einetwork.net, or send us a message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Please hold all items until the Library reopens. No fines will be accessed.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available. For more information on the virus and how Bellevue Borough is reacting, please click here

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