Books & Audiobooks

Books & Audiobooks

PTPL/WAGGIN Resources

NoveList Plus

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. You can find titles, articles, and read-alike lists for both fiction and nonfiction, and for all age and reading levels.  You’ll never be without a good read again! To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

OverDrive

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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 an app–either OverDrive or Libby, by OverDrive.

ScienceFLIX

ScienceFLIX

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.

TeachingBooks.Net

TeachingBooks.Net

TeachingBooks.net adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children’s and young adult books, providing the resources to encourage the integration of multimedia materials into reading and library activities. To sign in, click Sign In and navigate to the Student tab.  Enter username: ptlibrary  and password: 15317

POWER Library Resources

BookFLIX

 

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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.

Books & Authors

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Powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors connects readers from every reading level to fiction and non-fiction books that match their interests.  Explore books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

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.

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks

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.

LitFinder

LitFinder

International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and  genres.  Users can access full-text works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities, as well as biographies, speeches, photographs, plays, summaries, and glossaries covering the 16th through 20th centuries.

TrueFLIX

TrueFLIX

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.

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Book Page

Book Page

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

Fantastic Fiction  

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.

GoodReads

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Goodreads is a "social cataloging" website that allows individuals to freely search its database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can create accounts to keep track of their reading history, create reviews, locate reading lists, and find their next bookish obsession.

Open Library

Open Library

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

Project Gutenberg

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.

Story Online

Story Online

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.