Let’s hear it for Summer Reading! Come on, a great big cheer!“Go, Reading Team!”
Summer reading is awesome! Read anything you want to, but read something! It’s about more than just preventing Summer Learning Loss, although that’s certainly reason enough to read. It’s about developing imaginations! It’s about curiosity! It’s about exploring other places and times!
Read aloud together at every age – no one ever outgrows a good story. If you ever want about a thousand reasons why you should make sure your family reads, just “Google” it. Or check out Jim Trelease’s The Read-Aloud Handbook (372.452 TRE), which is fabulous, and also gives appendices of excellent book lists.
There is a huge push to read 1,000 books with your child before he/she enters kindergarten – it’s SO important, and so do-able! It’s all about brain development, and it doesn’t stop when the child enters kindergarten. In fact, it doesn’t stop EVER!
Your library card is free, and we even have a new design with a key-chain option. Choose from over 93,000 books on just about any topic you can imagine – from the library, the bookmobile, or from the website (www.wbrpl.com).
Summer reading is happy reading! Go, Reading Team!
WORLD BOOK! A whole world enclosed in a book of many volumes. It is a vision of what information seeking was and still is – because World Book is now online.
To access all the World Book products, our patrons would have to pay hundreds of dollars per year, but the Golden Ticket called Your Library Card gets you a world of learning and fun for FREE because West Baton Rouge Parish Library provides our patrons with free access.
To find it, go to our web page: www.wbrpl.com and click the “Resources” button at top left(ish). On the next page, scroll down to find the Resource box labeled “World Book” and click it. You will jump off and land on the World Book Super Page.
Six of the resources offered are: Kids, Student, Advanced, Timeline, Discover, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Discoveries Student Encyclopedia) in Spanish.
The Student, Advanced, and Timeline resources have been redone and are truly fantastic! They bring in photos and graphics to enhance results, and searching is very easy with the ability for students to store information in their own separate (free) accounts for later research.
The new World Book E-Books resource contains several thousand ebooks in nineteen categories like Animals, Arts & Crafts, Biographies & Autobiographies, Environment, Fiction & Literature, Health, High Interest, History, Humor, Mathematics, Mysteries & Thrillers, Mythology, Non-Fiction, Science & Nature, Social Studies, Space, Transportation, Puzzles, and Graphic Non-Fiction (illustrated knowledge). There are also 1,500+ Classic Ebooks from Shakespeare to Shelley, Darwin to Dickens, and Tolstoy to Twain.
All of these resources are available to you from home, so you can research or enjoy them at any time. If you need help in learning how to navigate them, please drop into one of our weekly basic computer and internet classes – COINS – on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 7:30 PM and Wednesday mornings, 11 AM – 12:30 PM, or call to schedule 15 minutes of personal instruction. During open library hours, you can also call from home to get help by phone: 225-342-7920 ext. 230, Luis Interiano, Adult Services Librarian.
We are looking forward to hearing from you, our patrons, what you think about the usability and value of these free resources. Please call us or message via our website.
Until next time, this is…Librarian Lou, signing off!