Reading

Library Drive-Through (curbside)

Click here for details of our Fall 2020 Library Drive-Through curbside book delivery service.

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Finding the Catalog

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Logging into Catalog


Searching for & Holding Books


Understanding the organization of the collection - Use this chart to map the "Call Numbers" to the types of book. Call Numbers have three parts, for example: FRE PIC TAC. This chart refers to the first two parts:

LANGUAGE

FORMAT

ENG = English

123 = Nonfiction( including information, biography, myths, tales)

FRE = French

AUD = Playaway audiobooks

SPA = Spanish

CB = Chapter book (longer than E, shorter than FIC)


CD = CD audiobook kit


DVD = DVDs (not available to students)


E = Early/Easy reader


FIC = Fiction


MAG = Magazine


PIC = Picture book



Summer Reading Padlet

Padlet
Post to our Summer Reading Padlet - a photo of yourself and what/where you're reading this summer. (There will be a delay until the post is approved.)

Printable Activities

reading log
Print the Summer Reading Log and keep track of your books. Send/bring it back to the library in August.

reading challenge listreading challenge in spanish
Reading Challenge - How many of these can you check off this Summer? (Next year's second graders have had a head start at this list!) Download in English or in Spanish.

Diagram a book  Book diagram Spanish
What do you love about your book? Diagram all the things that you loved in English or in Spanish.

languages
Read, Dream, Share in 12 languages. Download and complete two crossword puzzles.

graphic novel startergraphic novel starter Spanish
Start your own graphic novel. Download in English or in Spanish. 


Download last summer's Reading Bingo and have fun again! Here is the French/English version and here is the Spanish/English version. 

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Updated June 10, 2020

eBook Collections

Link to our eBook collections. Passwords when needed are included. The lists are organized by language.

Collection of the Month: Magazines

You can borrow the Library's magazines! We have high-quality, interesting magazines in all three languages for all our ages! Here are some titles (Search for them in the Catalog by title to borrow):

Ask - arts and sciences for curious kids (English)

Beanz - accessible, friendly, fun tech for kids (English)

Cricket - award-winning fiction and nonfiction (English)

Faces - people, places and culture (English)

NatGeo Kids - science and exploration (English)

Owl - STEM for kids (English)

Ranger Rick - from National Wildlife Federation (English)

Sports Illustrated Kids - sports and athletes (English)

Histoires pour les petits - Histoires pour les petits vous promet une bibliothèque d’émotions partagées et de souvenirs pour toute la vie! De 2 à 6 ans (Français)

Les belles histoires - Plonge au coeur d'histoires émouvantes ou drôles et cultive son imagination! De 4 à 7 ans (Français)

Curionautes des sciences - Un magazine pour intéresser tous les enfants à la science dès 8 ans (Français)

Images DOC - Le magazine de la découverte de 8 à 12 ans (Français)

MordeLire - Pour lire, rire et frémir dès 7 ans (Français)

Wakou - Pour les petits curieux de nature de 4 à 8 ans (Français)

Wapiti - Tisse un lien avec la nature et les animaux de 7 à 12 ans (Français)

Caracola - La revista para crecer en todos los sentidos entre 4-6 años (Español)

Chop Chop - Spanish language cooking magazine designed to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families (Español)

Leo Leo - Creada para que la lectura se convierta en afición entre 7-9 años (Español)

Local Bookstore Partners

Browse the carefully selected titles from our book fair vendors' online stores and place an order for at-home delivery. 

Bookworm Central for English and Spanish
  • Enter Org Code at top of page: "wisp" and our Library will earn 15%
  • Shipping is free for orders over $20.
Bonjour Books for French
  • Shipping is free.

Curated Book Lists & Awards

English:

  • Pura Belpré Award (Latino/Latina authors and illustrators portraying Latino cultural experience)

 French:

 Spanish: