Ebooks & audiobooks
SORA - the SORA app is on all student iPads and provides access the Massachusetts Commonwealth eBook Collection. You can also add other library networks (Minuteman, Boston, CLAMS, etc.) with a public library card.
You will have access to thousands of books (the majority of the books are single-user, so you might have to wait for a book to come available).
Here is a video about how to use SORA!
Click here to learn how to add another library to SORA.
MACKIN VIA - We now have access to thousands of eBooks through a platform called Mackin Via. The collection consists mostly of nonfiction book which can be read in a web browser. Enjoy!
HOOPLA - Hoopla is an e-content provider accessible through the public library.
Once logged in, Hoopla provides content that can be used by multiple people at the same time. Hoopla comes with a limit to the number of checkouts per month and provides books, audiobooks, movies, music, tv shows, etc.
You need a public library card to access Hoopla.
Audiobooksync allows you to connect a large collection of audiobooks to your preexisting SORA account.
TEEN BOOK CLOUD - Teen Book Cloud is currently free to use. Users must set up an account and then can access free eBooks. There does not seem to be much variety, but there appear a lot of graphic novels, which could be appealing.
Epic Reads is you're go-to for all things YA-Book-Related. They compile book lists, break YA book news, post videos, have author info and more! Some of the headlines today are:
16 YA Books With Plot Twists as Wild as ‘Riverdale’
What to Read Based on Your Favorite Video Game
‘The Selection’ is Officially Headed to Netflix!
Check out this fantastic collection of book lists created by the experts over at Simon & Schuster Publishers. Find books by category and reading level.
Also from Simon & Schuster, check out this one-stop-shop for all things middle grade (that's you guys!). You'll find links to info about the Spy School series, Spiderwick Chronicles, The Unwanteds, Keeper of the Lost Cities and much more!
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. They have a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by Black creators.
BOOK BINGO IS STILL GOING!
Watch this video to find out what Book Bingo is all about and then download the bingo sheet to play along!
MCBA! The 2019-2020 Massachusetts Children's Book Awards have been announced and the winner is The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. To see all the nominees and winners, follow this link!
The fandom finally gets its wish! Click here for a link to the whole article!
Check this out!
Check out Scholastic Home Base, an online multiplayer game where you can meet your favorite book characters!
Are you a HAMILTON fan? The Hamilton Program, created by Lin Manuel Miranda and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has made their Hamilton Education program free to all K-12 students. Learn about the creation of and history behind the musical.
You might not know this, but Ms. Chessman is an avid baker! Send her pics of what you're whipping up in the kitchen and they'll be posted on the new WMS Library Baking Obsession page!
The National Theater in London in posting recordings of their productions for you to watch at home. Check it out here!
Did somebody say HARRY POTTER ESCAPE ROOM?
The librarians at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA have put together a virtual Hogwarts-themed escape room.
Check it out here!