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Read for the Win! 

Summer is winding down and our summer reading game ends September 4. There is still time, though, to come to an event or find some great reads!

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I just read...  The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods. Eleven year-old Violet has a loving family, good friends, and now a kitten but something is missing. Her African-American father died before her birth and the questions that biracial Violet gets when out with her white mother are annoying. But when the opportunity arises to meet her dad’s mom for the first time, Violet swings in to action.  -- Emma

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Access ebooks, audiobooks, stream music and read magazines. Download (or stream), listen or read on your computer, ereader, smart phone or tablet.


Overdrive For Kids

Read or listen to children's books. Check out up to 7 at a time from our expanded collection.


National Geographi Virtual Library

Read National Geographic magazines online from 1888 to today.

Flipster Magazines

Get instant access to awesome kids' magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ladybug and more.


eLibrary for Kids

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Find newspaper and magazine articles, online encyclopedias and more for your research. Access information anytime!