Stuff for the Teen Age

24 06 2013

images-2 copyCheck out the best in teen books and media. The New York Library shares the best picks of the year in teen books and media in its blog Stuff for the Teen Age.

Planning on seeing the film, Man of Steel? Celebrate Superman’s 75th Birthday and the release of the new film by reading some of popular Superman tales listed in

        The AnnSupermanReturnsShield1otated Superman: A Top 10 List.


Summer books and audiobooks available online

16 06 2013

Picture books/short chapter books

Logo of We Give Books

Always available to read on a computer with internet, We Give Books offers an online library of 150 picture books as well as short chapter books for kids 0 – 10, including well known books  The organization also donates books for each book read.

Check out the summer reading program with weekly book selections and corresponding activities for ages 0-3, 4-7, and 8-10.

 Young Adult Audiobooks


Download MP3 Audiobooks with SYNC.  Free weekly offerings over the summer for high school students with many titles appropriate for middle schoolers.  There are two well reviewed book options each week: a YA (young adult) fiction book or a classic novel.

BPL Librarians visit BNS and BCS to promote Summer Reading

11 06 2013

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Hop into Summer Reading!

This week, Brooklyn Public Librarians Juana Flores and Molly Pudner are visiting classrooms to invite students and families to join the Summer Reading program. Students can join at any local BPL branch or online at Sign up to log books, win badges, create avatars and more. Join the fun this summer!

Reading Resources

11 06 2013

Helping Your Child Become a Reader

Find some good tips on how to encourage reading at home. These Reading Resources offer strategies and tips for building reading and literacy skills at home. Reading Rockets is another site dedicated to teaching kids to read and helping those that struggle.

Photo courtesy of EngageNY

Where To Donate Children’s Books

5 06 2013

imagesThe library is stuffed to the gills with donated books, and while we love to have them, we simply don’t have the space for any more!

We are in the same boat as Brooklyn Public Library which stopped taking donations from the public in 2011. On their website, they have a list of local organizations that do accept used books.

Here are a few more suggestions:

Better World Books

International Book Project

Book Ends

Take care to read each organization’s donation policy. Often, these organizations want books in good condition that are not more than five year old. Good luck!


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