Guides for Readers

 

Overdrive & Axis360  eBooks & Audiobooks



Have a suggestion for audiobooks or ebooks for the library to purchase? 
Email: hindman@plymouth.lib.in.us

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In NoveList Plus, you’ll find
Fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages
Expert reading recommendations from professional librarians
Read-alikes for every title, author, and series
Book Discussion Guides

 

 

In NoveList K-8 Plus you'll find
Fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens
Expert reading recommendations from  librarians and school media specialists
Connections to curriculum requirements for reading, listening, and writing
Read-alikes for every title, author, and series
BookTalks, Premade lists for young readers (Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists)
Teaching with Books section

 

 

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

TumbleReadables is a collection of online read-along titles in categories such as Early Readers, Chapter Books, Teen Fiction, Classics, and Drama/Poetry.

Starfall.com is a free public service developed to teach children to read with phonics. Their systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development.

Storyline Online is a collection of video recordings of children's stories being read by notable actors and actresses. Each video has a short introduction by the actor before transitioning to the reading of the story. Children can follow along with the pictures and words of each story.

Free eBooks to Read Online:

Bartleby

Bibliomania
Google Books
Internet Archive Text Archive
Manybooks
Ebscohost eBooks
Online Book Page
Page by Page Books
Project Gutenberg

Find Used Books Online

ABE Books 

Alibris 

Better World Books         

Bookfinder   

Half.com   

Powell's Books

Book Sale Finder Indiana

 

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Bookreporter
Thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more every week. 
www.bookreporter.com

BookBrowse
Hundreds of free book discussion guides,
organized by author and genre. 
www.bookbrowse.com

Book Movement
The Online Network of Reading Groups and Authors complete with Reading Group Guides, Book Suggestions and Book Discussion Forums. 
www.bookmovement.com

BookPage
BookPage is a monthly book review publication. BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.  www.bookpage.com
 

California Literary Review
CLR was founded January 1, 2004 in Carlsbad, California.
Their goal is to be the #1 source on the web for insightful,
irreverent book reviews, thought provoking essays, and
interviews with talented authors.  
http://calitreview.com/

Good Reads
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Loved by avid and casual readers alike, Goodreads has more than 12 million members who have added more than 410 million books to their shelves. Goodreads users can find their next favorite book, see what their friends are reading, keep track of what want to read and have read, form book clubs and much more.
www.goodreads.com

 

Indiana Authors Award


The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award was established when the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation received a generous grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. This program seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.

The Award categories are:

National Author - $10,000 prize: A writer with Indiana ties, but whose work is known and read throughout the country. The national author will be evaluated on their entire body of work.

Regional Author - $7,500 prize: A writer who is well known and respected throughout the State of Indiana. The regional author will be evaluated on their entire body of work.

Emerging Author - $5,000 prize: A writer with only one published book. The emerging author will be evaluated on their single published work.

In addition to a cash prize, each author’s Indiana hometown public library will receive a grant of $2,500 from the Library Foundation.

From start to finish, the Indiana Authors Award invites participation from people around the state beginning with the nomination process, and continuing throughout the year with outreach to organizations serving readers and writers, an interactive Web site, public programs, and more.

www.indianaauthorsaward.org

Lit Lovers
LitLovers is dedicated to books and book clubs—because both enrich our lives. They've got great resources to enhance your book club experience. Whether you're selecting books, or thinking & talking about them, LitLovers is the place to come.

What can you do on LitLovers? A lot! Find a book. Find a review. Find a discussion guide. Take a course. Whip up a recipe (to match your book, of course)! Want to start a book club—for kids or adults? They willl show you how. There's so much to do—and so much fun—you won't want to leave.

www.litlovers.com

 

 

 

 

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Marshall County Book Club

The Marshall County Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 11, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Jim Neu Room, to discuss the book  Longbourn by Jo Baker.

Copies of the books are available in the computer room for check out. 

The Marshall County Book Club is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to provide a relaxed atmosphere for adults to discuss topics and books of interest. Everyone who loves reading and books is welcome to participate.

 


Talking Book and Braille Library
The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library, a division of the Indiana State Library, circulates via mail, audio books and magazines, Braille, large print, and descriptive videos to Indiana residents who cannot use regular print because of a visual or physical disability.  They also provide specialized playback equipment for recorded materials, including a digital talking book player.  To qualify for this free library service, the applicant fills out an application and has it signed by a healthcare professional or librarian.  Click here to go to the website.
 

Fantastic Fiction
Bibliographies for over 25,000 authors. Information on
over 300,000 books. Serials and sequels listed for
each author.  Throughout the site, just click on a
book to see its cover picture, description and publication
details. 
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

FictFact
Dedicated to helping you read fiction book series in order. Easily find out which book is next with a custom list based on your favorite series! www.fictfact.com

Nancy Pearl's Book Lust
A community for people who love books.  Find book
reviews by Nancy Pearl, join the Book Lust book club
and reading groups and much more. 
http://www.nancypearl.com

Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Choices is an opinionated guide of
great books to read and discuss that have been published
by independent presses as well as major publishers. 
www.readinggroupchoices.com

Reading Group Guides
Reading group guides contain discussion questions
and background material on the author and subject,
as well as suggestions for further reading. Guides are
available for many of the most popular books for reading
groups. 
www.readinggroupguides.com