Tar Heel Talk Spring-Summer 2019 Now Live in all Formats

It’s here!!! All the news you can use from your favorite library is in the Tar Heel Talk Spring-Summer 2019 edition. This edition features a look the Summer Reading program and Books on Demand!

Enjoy the Tar Heel Talk Spring-Summer 2019 edition in the following formats:

Read it, download it or listen to it right now on our newly designed and enhanced website!!! – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/outreach/tar-heel-talk.

Missed an issue of Tar Heel Talk? Check out the Tar Heel Talk Archive to catch up on all the news happening at the library!!!

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Kids Summer Reading Suggestions Going Wild 2

If you are participating in the 2019 Kids Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions.

  1. Black Beauty DB041291
    • Black Beauty, a fine stallion, tells of his suffering as he is sold from one cruel master to another. This book was written to dramatize the abuse of horses in nineteenth-century England. Some violence. For grades 4-7.
  2. The World of Animals DB039913
    • Because people often have false impressions of wild animals, the author looks closely at some of the most popular animals, including bears, dolphins, giraffes, wolves, gorillas, and tigers. He gives a realistic account of how these animals live, what they look like, where they sleep, what they eat, how they raise their families, and how many are left in the world. For grades 4-7.
  3. The Jungle Book DB040928
    • Seven short stories. Three present the adventures of Mowgli, a boy who is raised by a wolf pack in India and taught the laws of the jungle by a panther and a bear. Other stories include “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” “The White Seal,” “Toomai of the Elephants,” and “Servants of the Queen.” For grades 5-8.
  4. Scrub Dog of Alaska DB040721
    • Sled-dog trainer Smiley Jackson almost kills the runt of the new litter, but the puppy manages to escape. Dave Martin adopts Scrub and helps him develop into a strong, handsome dog, only to have Jackson demand Scrub’s return. For grades 4-7.
  5. Rascal DB041995
    • Although his life is full with a Saint Bernard, a family of skunks, a raucous crow, and an unfinished canoe, Sterling is captivated by a tiny raccoon kit he names Rascal. The ingenious animal quickly takes over the house and Sterling’s heart but also makes enemies by stealing corn and raiding chicken coops. Until he gets too big, Rascal shares many adventures with Sterling in the Wisconsin countryside. For grades 4-7.
  6. Zoos DB042618
    • History of the ways animals have been collected and kept beginning in ancient times. Shows how zoos have changed from exotic amusements for the rich to natural-habitat parks. For grades 5-8.
  7. In Defense of Animals DB012647
    • Traces the history and development of animal protection, focusing on problems and possible solutions. Includes such issues as sport hunting and commercial trapping, the use of animals in research, slaughter of food animals, and unwanted pets. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
  8. Feral: Tame Animals Gone Wild DB022754
    • Explores the controversial problem of domesticated animals gone wild and its impact on people and on the environment. Includes birds, pigs, dogs, cats, burros, and horses. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
  9. Shark Life: True Stories about Sharks and the Sea DB060894
    • Author of Jaws relates his sea diving adventures and close encounters with creatures of the deep. Discusses what he’s learned about shark behavior, mistakes he’s made, and advice about avoiding shark attacks and swimming safely in the ocean. For grades 5-8.
  10. Lies (People Believe) About Animals DB028968
    • The armadillo is a reptile. A tarantula’s bite will kill you. Bears hibernate all winter. Not true! This book presents the surprising truths about these animals and others, the cause of each myth, and other interesting stories and information about wildlife. For grades 4-7 and older readers.

To download this list of see other reading suggestions click the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/suggestions

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It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Reading Takes You Everywhere!!!

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading

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Kids Summer Reading Suggestions Going Wild

If you are participating in the 2019 Kids Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions.

  1. They Call Me Woolly: What Animal Names Can Tell Us DB056278
    • Explains how an animal’s name can often reveal where the animal lives, what sound it makes, or how dangerous it is. Provides details about each of the thirty-five creatures whose names are explored. Also includes brief factual information about other unusual animals. For grades K-3.
  2. Flying Frogs and Walking Fish DB084880
    • Explores unusual animal locomotion through fascinating facts. For instance, a common octopus walks on two of its eight legs, a flying snake can glide through the air, and a Moroccan desert spider can roll away from hungry predators. For grades K-3.
  3. Dog Scouts of America DB068528
    • Explains the goals of Dog Scouts of America, an organization founded in 1995 to help owners teach their canine pets good behavior. Describes the badges Dog Scouts can earn, and the ways dog-and-owner teams play and work together to help their communities. For grades K-3.
  4. “A Hippopotamusn’t”: and Other Animal Verses DB032971
    • A delightful collection of more than thirty humorous poems about a wide variety of animals. For grades K-3 to share with older readers.
  5. Substitute Groundhog DBC08118
    • Too sick to perform his once-a-year job, Groundhog interviews other animals to come out of his hole on Groundhog Day. For grades K-3.
  6. Water Babies DB076050
    • Seven books in a series. Quick overview of baby aquatic animals provides basic facts on behaviors and habitats. Includes a glossary, reading suggestions, and websites for more information. For grades K-3.
  7. The Deadliest Creature in the World DB086672
    • Fourteen animals compete to be named most deadly. Size doesn’t matter with these dangerous contenders, as shown by the disease-carrying anopheles mosquito and the short-tailed shrew, with its chilling eating habits. For grades K-3
  8. Giraffes Can’t Dance DB079890
    • Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3.
  9. Kittens in the Kitchen DBC01697
    • When the stray cat she has adopted has kittens in her school caretaker’s cottage, he gives Mandy just a week to find homes for the four babies. For grades K-3.
  10. Egyptian Maus DBC06790
    • The Egyptian Mau is a type of domestic cat with spots on its coat. Ancient art from Egypt shows kings with these cats. They are the fastest domestic cats — they can run 30 miles an hour. For grades K-3.

To download this list of see other reading suggestions click the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/suggestions

SummerReading2019-Print_Kids Banner

It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Reading Takes You Everywhere!!!

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading

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10 Most Wanted Books – June 2019

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, May 2019. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 49 times over the month. The top book was checked out 91 times.

DBX01235 – Between the Creeks: My Sapony Adventures: Tales of a Boy by Roy A. Cooper, Jr.
DBX01222 – Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor’s First Year by Walt Larimore
DB093316 – The feral detective by Jonathan Lethem
DBX01233 – Blind Justice by Craig B. Brown
DBX01220 – The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776 by Duane Gilbert Meyer
DBC13511 – The passerby a novel by Thomas Ray Crowel
DBC12200 – The road to many a wonder: a novel by David Wagoner
DBC04154 – The poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
DBC14308 – Elvis, Jesus & Coca Cola by Kinky Friedman
DBX01134 – Mercy Me by Margaret A. Graham

To order – Online Cataloghttps://ncbph.klas.com or call – 1-888-388-2460

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BARD Roundup – May 2019 top 10 audio downloads

Here are May 2019’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB094491 – Redemption by David Baldacci
DB094344 – Wolf pack by C. J Box
DB094492 – Neon prey by John Sandford
DB094458 – Celtic empire by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
DB094285 – Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
DB093915 – The forbidden door: a Jane Hawk novel by Dean R Koontz
DB094567 – Nothing to hide by Allison Brennan
DB093349 – The other wife by Michael Robotham
DB092245 – Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens and Cassandra Campbell
DB094236 – Before it’s too late: an FBI K-9 novel by Sara Driscoll

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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BARD Roundup – May 2019 top 10 braille downloads

Here are May 2019’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR010687 – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
BR017210 – Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by J. K. Rowling
BR017151 – The shelters of stone by Jean M. Auel
BR022288 – Different seasons by Stephen King
BR022399 – Our house by Louise Candlish
BR020284 – MaddAddam: a novel by Margaret Atwood
BR021144 – The Martian: a novel by Andy Weir
BR019766 – Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
BR022318 – Twisted prey by John Sandford
BR009810 – Albatross: a true story of a woman’s survival at sea by Deborah Scalling Kiley  and Meg Noonan

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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Happy BARD Day – June 2019

Happy BARD Day – May 2019 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In May 663 audio readers downloaded an amazing 9468 books, 475 magazines and 19 music items. Another 29 braille readers downloaded 238 books, 64 magazines and 7 music items. 15 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 65 new users and 74 new mobile devices. Do you BARD? If not, what’s keeping you? With the BARD Mobile app added to things you now have another great way to read your books and magazines on the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Sign up for BARD today – https://nlsbard.loc.gov

Get the BARD Mobile app

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb&hl=en

iPhone – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586

Kindle Fire – http://www.amazon.com/Library-of-Congress-BARD-Mobile/dp/B016760320

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NCLBPH Summer Reading 2019

It’s back!!! NCLBPH’s Summer Reading program has begun!

This year’s theme is ‘Going Wild’!

Go Wild ordering books!

Go Wild downloading BARD books!

Go Wild reading talking books, braille books or large print books!

Go Wild winning prizes!

Register for Adults Summer Reading (For patrons over 21)

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Register for Kids Summer Reading (For patrons ages 0-21)

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  • Patrons may register until July 31
  • Read at least 5 books to win a prize
  • Top 3 readers win gift cards 
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NCLBPH closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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10 Most Wanted Books – May 2019

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, April 2019. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 46 times over the month. The top book was checked out 72 times.

DB093316 – The feral detective by Jonathan Lethem
DBX01222 – Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor’s First Year by Walt Larimore
DBC13511 – The passerby a novel by Thomas Ray Crowel
DB089813 – Past perfect by Danielle Steel
DB093376 – Liar liar by James Patterson
DBX01220 – The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776 by Duane Gilbert Meyer
DB093397 – Beauchamp Hall: a novel by Danielle Steel
DBX01235 – Between the Creeks: My Sapony Adventures by Roy A. Cooper, Jr.
DB093158 – The Kerrigans. Books 3-4: a Texas dynasty by William W. Johnstone
DB093375 – A delicate touch by Stuart Woods

To order – Online Cataloghttps://ncbph.klas.com or call – 1-888-388-2460

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