Explore Beyond the Page this Summer With This Idea.


artemis literary sourcesUse the tip sheet below as a guide for searching Artemis: Literary Sources to discover interesting things about your favorite authors and books.

Artemis Literary Sources Tip Sheet

To learn more about using Artemis Literary Sources visit Hot Topic – How to Use the Library Databases: GALE

#SummerLearning loss is a significant contributor to the #AchievementGap. #KeepKidsLearning


summer learning dayToday is Summer Learning Day! #KeepKidsLearning attend a library program or visit Hot Topic – Club Read Kids or Hot Topic – Club Read Teens for some fun activities or a good book to read! Pledge to keep kids learning http://bit.ly/SLDPledge

#ClubRead Selection: Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky Grades 3-5


red berriesRed Berries White Clouds Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas

It’s 1942: Tomi Itano, 12, is a second-generation Japanese American who lives in California with her family on their strawberry farm. Although her parents came from Japan and her grandparents still live there, Tomi considers herself an American. She doesn’t speak Japanese and has never been to Japan. But after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, things change. No Japs Allowed signs hang in store windows and Tomi’s family is ostracized. Things get much worse. Suspected as a spy, Tomi’s father is taken away. The rest of the Itano family is sent to an internment camp in Colorado. Many other Japanese American families face a similar fate. Tomi becomes bitter, wondering how her country could treat her and her family like the enemy. What does she need to do to prove she is an honorable American? Sandra Dallas shines a light on a dark period of American history in this story of a young Japanese American girl caught up in the prejudices and World War II.

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Club Read – Explore beyond the page!


explore_beyond_the_pageThis summer, come and explore beyond the page with Hot Topic – Club Read. Discover magazines, go on a scavenger hunt or explore a database. Use these reading ideas for counting your minutes for Club Read!

Need some reading suggestions for Club Read or your road trip?


SummerGraphic2Did you know you can read a magazine or a book (eBooks and eAudio Books count too) for Club Read? That’s right! Take a look at Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens. There you will find magazines like National Geographic for Kids or Seventeen or Rolling Stones (download and keep for free) magazines! There are also great suggestions for books as well, both in print and eBook or eAudio format from the eMedia Catalog.  When you get tried of reading download a free movie or two from hoopla. Hey, mom and dad – movies are great for that summertime road trip or on the plane. Just download the movie to your tablet on the hoopla app and the kids have a movie to watch in the car or plane.