Beanstack is a reading platform that allows the library to create custom reading challenges. PTPL uses Beanstack for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Summer Reading, and other challenges throughout the year. To get started, click on the link above and create an account. Beanstack is also available as an app for free.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Also available as a free app on the Apple and Android app stores. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world presenting fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Sample books in your email. Choose your subject areas and each week you’ll receive an email with 2-3 chapters from a recently published book in the categories selected. If you want to read the book, visit the library — you can check it out or place a request for the library to purchase.
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more for free–anywhere, anytime–with your Peters Township (WAGGIN) library card. Available 24/7, now the library comes to you! No more late fees as titles are automatically returned. Also available as the Libby by OverDrive app on the Apple and Google Play app stores. Kindle Fire users: you must download the OverDrive app from the Amazon app store since Libby is currently not available for that platform.
Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFLIX transforms the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Featuring hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.
Pairing books and videos to enhance the learning experience! Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more, with some films/books also available in Spanish. Pairings also include interactive games and other activities.
Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors, including novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, print & broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, script and screen writers, and more.
Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers, across all major subject areas. Read books online, perform full-text searches of a single book or across thousands of books, or browse categories to find what you’re looking for. Selected eBooks can be downloaded to portable devices.
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and more.
BookPage is a monthly book review magazine provided by PTPL in print and also available online. BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month, listing new titles and providing author interviews.
Fantastic Fiction is an online catalog of authors and books for those of us who love to read fiction. If you've ever stayed up all night with the latest page turner (even though it's work tomorrow); if you can't wait to read the next book by your favorite author and get a real buzz from discovering a new book, then FF is aimed at you.
The Internet Archive's Open Library is a free eBook-lending service, containing over 2 million titles. Books can be borrowed by one patron at a time, from anywhere in the world, and are usually available in PDF and ePub formats.
Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks, available in either ePub and Kindle formats, which can be downloaded or read online. The books available are primarily classics or older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
POWER Library and its databases are made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.