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Books and More

Great resource: browse our book lists by topic or genre.
See also: Books and more for bestsellers and great reads.

May We Suggest? - Kids

Looking for books? Request a recommendation and librarians will build a list just for you.

New Materials

Award Winners


Recommendations by Grade

Recommendations by Genre

Homework Help

HelpNow by Brainfuse

HelpNow by Brainfuse offers live homework help, study tools, test preparation and virtual group study space for K-12 students and lifelong learners. HelpNow provides assistance in multiple formats to help you write a better paper, ace the test, or better understand a tough math problem.

* Live tutors are available 7 days a week, from 2pm to 11pm. 

Homework Help Online Resources

Early Literacy

Literacy development begins at birth. Children begin to associate shapes, symbols, books, and objects with contexts before they are able to actually read and write.

To help develop these emergent skills, our early literacy area includes skills-focused manipulatives, puppets for creative play and social skills, plus iPads and AWE stations with educational apps.

Early Literacy Online Resources

These fun online resources contains stories and games specifically geared towards beginning and pre-readers.

Lit Lab Productions

Lit Lab Productions are themed programs where we build literacy skills through reading, talking, writing, singing, and playing. Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, including reading comprehension and lifelong learning. We want to provide an environment where children develop these skills while having FUN!

If you've missed a Lit Lab Production, or just want to experience a Lit Lab Production again, grab a handout from below for some at-home Lit Lab literacy and fun!

Fun and Games

For Preschoolers


Thorndyke T. Bear is our resident bear. He, along with his comrade-in-arms LB (Little Buddy), keep an eye over the Children's Library and have adventures. You can follow their exploits at Thorndyke Thoughts. For more on Thorndyke and LB, see: