Hello friends! Here are a few of our favorite resources to help you get through this challenging time. We miss you, and hope to see you at the library soon!
 
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Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Club EVERYONE is invited to sign up for the summer reading club this year, whether you're a brand new baby or 118 years old! Get lost in a great story, challenge yourself with fun activities, enter to win raffle prizes, and take part in some cool virtual programs. "See" you this summer!


youtube iconNorthborough Library YouTube Channel: Missing storytime? We've created a couple of Music Mashup playlists, including familiar renditions of Zoom, Zoom, Zoom and The Elevator Song. Mother Goose on the Loose, Just 4s & 5s and Toddler Time live session are also archived here.



Virtual Spider-Man Escape Room: Help your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man escape the Library with the Doc Ock's secret plans! If your mission is successful, you'll receive a secret code to enter on Beanstack to unlock a special summer reading club badge and a bonus raffle ticket!



Virtual Percy Jackson and Greek Mythology Trivia: Prove you have what it takes to survive Camp Half-Blood and show off your knowledge of the Percy Jackson series and Greek Mythology. Enter the correct answer to the final question on Beanstack as a secret code to unlock a special summer reading club badge and a bonus raffle ticket! 


Virtual Disney Family Trivia: Are you a Disney super fan? Play our Disney Family Trivia game and earn the Disney Trivia Wizard badge and an extra raffle ticket. Just enter the secret code to unlock it on Beanstack. The code is the name of the character in the final trivia question and is case sensitive!


Virtual Harry Potter Trivia: Think you have what it takes to pass your O.W.L.s? Do you know the Marauder's Map like the back of your hand? Play our Virtual Harry Potter Trivia to unlock a code to redeem a special "Yer a Wizard" Summer Reading badge and raffle ticket on Beanstack! The secret code is the name of the character in the final question and is case sensitive! 


Virtual Star Wars Escape RoomThink you have what it takes to escape the Shadow Troopers and find safety on the forest moon of Endor? Try our Virtual Star Wars Escape Room and complete a series of puzzles to find Endor's hidden secret and receive a code to unlock a special Summer Reading badge and a bonus raffle ticket on Beanstack. 



Northborough Children's Book Awards (NCBA): Our 2020 book awards are still happening! Visit this page for descriptions of each book, links to get copies of the electronic versions, and leave book reviews in the comment box. Voting is here


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Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is still going strong. Do you have an infant, toddler or preschooler? Visit our page for more information about our program, and to register using Beanstack, new software that makes tracking books simple. 


Teens' Top Ten Reading Challenge Join our Teens' Top Ten Reading Challenge!  Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Check out the full list of nominees here and let us know each time you finish reading a title. 
      

eResources
Libby app logoLooking for eBooks or eAudio? Download the new Libby app on your smartphone or tablet! You can find directions here. You will need your library barcode number and your password. Don't know your password? Give us a call and we can reset it for you!


wide open schoolCommon Sense Media's Wide Open School has pulled together a TON of high-quality learning resources in every subject for every grade level. They've also put together videos for movement, mindfulness, break time, and even a daily schedule to help you put it all together.



boston ecard iconNot finding what you need on Libby or Overdrive? Sign up for a Boston eCard! It's available to all MA residents for free. Get access to an enormous amount of eBooks and other eResources through the BPL. You can access Hoopla and RBDigital as other sources for music, video, magainzes, eAudio and eBooks.

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Scholastic has rolled out free Learn at Home resources in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Get more information at scholastic.com.


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WGBH has created a Distance Learning Center for families. This website contains high-quality, trusted and engaging digital resources with a range of science, math, social studies and English Language Assistance activities for Pre-K and grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8. 

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TumbleBooks: free access to ebooks for grades K-6, math ebooks for grades K-6, ebooks for grades 7-12, and audiobooks for all ages.


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Open Library: Access scanned versions of out-of-copyright books, and in some cases copyrighted works (with free registration). 


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Librivox app: Free recordings of audiobooks in the public domain. Many school curriculum titles available!



Story Times & More

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Story Time from Space
: 'nuff said!




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Neil Gaiman reads aloud
 The Graveyard Book (one of Katrina & Carly's favorites!!) and famous authors take turns reading Coraline!


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Storyline Online: Free recordings of celebrities reading picture books with supplemental curriculum.



storymarch#StoryMarch: The Greater Boston Illustrators' Group dreamed up #StoryMarch as the Covid-19 pandemic took over the daily lives of everyone we know. As schools and offices close and people are stuck at home without their usual activities and diversions, we hope that #StoryMarch might be a fun way for all artists of every age to stretch themselves a little and have fun.

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Authors EverywhereThis is a Youtube Channel created and run by children's book writers and illustrators. With all this talk of potential quarantines and school closures, we wanted to do something to offer relief for parents and kids who might find themselves stuck at home. On this channel, you'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. We hope that we can offer you some fun, some distraction, and a creative outlet for any feelings that might come up during this time.

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Peaslee Elementary Resource Page School librarian Ms. Kelsey put together several resources for families to complete school work while you're out of school.