Kids Summer Reading Suggestions

If you are participating in the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program here are some reading suggestions to consider. The lists are split for children aged 10 to 13 and 14 to 21.

Growing UpA girl is relaxing in a grassy field enjoying a book.

Ages 10-13

  1. I have a Dream, too! DBC00124
  2. Love, Aubrey DB074740
  3. Harriet, the Spy DB024815
  4. Lost in the Sun DB081830
  5. Back to School DBC06545
  6. One Thing for Sure DB027855
  7. Chicken Boy LT029973
  8. The Year of the Dog: A Novel DBC00713
  9. Walking Away DB007881
  10. There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom DB028766
  11. The Humming Room DB074785
  12. School of Fear DB077375
  13. S. Be Eleven DB077013
  14. Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen DB083243
  15. Honestly, Katie John! DB007777

Ages 14 and 21

  1. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen LT028238
  2. The Lucy Variations DB076526
  3. Bruised DB076535
  4. Chasing Jupiter DB076414
  5. Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek DB081139
  6. Anna and the French Kiss DB081201
  7. Breakfast Served Anytime DB081235
  8. After Eli DB075984
  9. My Father’s Scar DB044798
  10. Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories DB074214
  11. 99 Days DB081642
  12. No Boyz Allowed DB075279
  13. Unfriended DB082447
  14. Shooter LT028313
  15. Brother Hood LT028730

This list is available for download in a PDF format here.

The theme "Build a Better World" in multiple colors

It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Time to Build a Better World!!!

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

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Kids Summer Reading Suggestion

If you have children participating in the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program and need reading suggestions, look no further. We will have reading suggestions during the summer to help narrow down selections for your children. This list is made for children between the ages of 8 and 11 and for younger children.

Children’s Pack – Dr. Seuss

  1. The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins LT003643
  2. The Cat in the Hat BR008932
  3. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back! BRX00762
  4. My Many Colored Days BR010040
  5. If I Ran the Circus BR016243
  6. If I Ran the Zoo BR004661
  7. Hop on Pop BR002258
  8. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew BR008954
  9. McElligot’s Pool BR002367
  10. Scrambled Eggs Super! BR008944
The words Kids Summer Reading appears in green yellow and red letters respectively. There is a personified book presenting the title on the beach with a beach ball behind him.

Summer Reading has begun!!!

Mysteries for ages 8-11

  1. Ghost on the Loose! LT026443
  2. The Phantom Footballer LT023871
  3. The Hardy Boys: Mystery of the Whale Tattoo, The Arctic Patrol Mystery, The Bombay Boomerang DB075301
  4. Trouble According to Humphrey BR020154
  5. The Old Motel Mystery DB038516
  6. The Mystery in the Snow DB037834
  7. Mystery of the Glowing Eye DB012255
  8. Tarot Says Beware DB045316
  9. and Mrs. Bunny–Detectives Extraordinaire! DB076222
  10. The Case of the Absent Author DB043620

This list is available for download in a PDF format here.

The theme "Build a Better World" in multiple colors

It’s that time of year again. If your child is a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered them for the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program, you may register your child in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Time to Build a Better World!!!

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

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Library will be closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in honor of all of those who have died in service of the our country. Many thanks to our veterans

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Heard Any Good Books Lately? – Spring 2017 edition is now live

Just in time for your Memorial Day weekend, the Spring 2017 edition of Heard Any Good Books Lately? produced by Triangle Radio Reading Service and brought to you by the Friends of NCLBPH is now live on our Heard Any Good Books? Page and as a podcast from Triangle Radio Reading Service’s website.

This edition features the most popular books checked out in the months of March and April 2017. One of the interesting features in on James Patterson’s new format novels, which are called Book Shots. Book Shots are short novels meant to be read in a few hours. The library has a few of these titles in the collection. Check them out.

Check it out here – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/heard#listen

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BARD Roundup – April 2017 top 10 audio downloads

Here are April 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB086707 – Chaos: a Scarpetta novel by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
DB086870 – Heartbreak Hotel: an Alex Delaware novel by Jonathan Kellerman
DB086854 – Never never by James Patterson and Candice Fox
DB086859 – The rising by Heather Graham and Jon Land
DB086211 – The kept woman: a novel by Karin Slaughter
DB086654 – Below the belt by Stuart Woods
DB086180 – Darkness by Karen Robards
DB085935 – Apprentice in death by J D Robb
DB086850 – Come and get us by James Patterson and Shan Serafin
DB087344 – My not so perfect life: a novel by Sophie Kinsella
DB086692 – The Sleeping Beauty killer: an under suspicion novel by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

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 – April 2017 top 10 braille downloads

Here are April 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR0021452 – The death of cancer: after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable–and how we can get there by Vincent T DeVita, Jr and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
BR0008518 – The Fannie Farmer cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer and Marion Cunningham
BR0021761 – The hidden life of trees: what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world by Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst, Tim F Flannery and S Simard
BR0021772 – Alfred Hitchcock: a brief life by Peter Ackroyd
BR0017369 – Penny from heaven by Jennifer L Holm
BRE000095 – The ABCs of UEB: a guide for the transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to the rules of Unified English Braille (UEB) by Constance Risjord
BR0008027 – Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States by Lucille Falkof
BR0011671 – Legacy of silence by Belva Plain
BR0016225 – Nature noir: a park ranger’s patrol in the Sierra by Jordan Fisher Smith
BR0018459 – Beyond the miracle worker: the remarkable life of Anne Sullivan Macy and her extraordinary friendship with Helen Keller by Kim E Nielsen

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 – May 2017

Happy BARD day – April 2017 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In April 592 audio readers downloaded 8872 books, 409 magazines and 3 music items. Another 30 braille readers downloaded 813 books and 15 magazines. 18 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 54 new users and 60 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 – http://ow.ly/bHFY6

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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10 Most Wanted Books – May 2017

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or Wanted Books from last month, April 2017. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 40 times over the month.

DB086654 – Below the belt by Stuart Woods
DB086296 – French kiss : a Detective Luc Moncrief mystery by James Patterson
DB085262 – Smooth operator by Stuart Woods
DB086306 – The Christmas mystery : a Detective Luc Moncrief mystery by James Patterson
DB086305 – Cross the line by James Patterson
DB084791 – Dishonorable Intentions: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
DB085812 – Two by two by Nicholas Sparks
DB086298 – Sex, lies and serious money by Stuart Woods
DB085068 – Let’s play make-believe by James Patterson
DB085092 – Bullseye by James Patterson

To order – Online Cataloghttps://webopac.klas.com/nc1aopac or call – 1-888-388-2460

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Free Tactile Art Tour at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Join the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for a free

Image of the sculpture "The Thinker". It's a man sitting on a stone block. He is leaning on his right arm and his left arm rests on his left knee.

Image of the sculpture “The Thinker”. It’s a man sitting on a stone block. He is leaning on his right arm and his left arm rests on his left knee.

tactile art tour at the North Carolina Museum of Art!

When:    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Where:   North Carolina Museum of Art

                 2110 Blue Ridge Road

                 Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-6494

 Directions to Museum/Parking: http://www.ncartmuseum.org/visit/plan_your_visit/

REGISTRATION REQUIRED—NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER BY Tuesday, May 30. TO REGISTER please call 1-888-388-2460, email nclbph@ncdcr.gov, or complete our online registration form at:

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/eventsprograms/registration

 Please provide: library patron name, address, phone number, number of people attending.

If you require any special needs please contact the library at 919-733-4376 by Thursday, June 1.

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Revenge of the Fifth

The Jedi have had their day, but now it’s time for revenge. It’s the Revenge of the 5th with novels that have gone to the dark side.

  1. Star Wars: Episode III; Revenge of the Sith DB060480

    A depiction of Darth Vader holding his glowing red light saber. The background is a dark red mist.

    A depiction of Darth Vader holding his glowing red light saber. The background is a dark red mist.

  2. Star Wars: The Old Republic; Darth Bane, Rule of Two DB065922
  3. Star Wars: Death Star DB065660
  4. Star Wars: Death Troopers BR018837
  5. William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back: Star Wars Part the Fifth BR020488
  6. The Star Wars cookbook: Wookie Cookies and other Galactic Recipes BR012243
  7. LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back DBC00350
  8. Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy, volume 1 DB033042
  9. Dark Force Rising: Star Wars, Thrawn Trilogy, Volume 2 DB035928
  10. The last command: Star Wars, Thrawn Trilogy, volume 3 DB035942

 

A depiction of the Death Star cruising through space surrounded by debris

A depiction of the Death Star cruising through space surrounded by debris

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