It’s that time of year!

We’re back!! Welcome to the Youth Services Department Blog. The purpose of this blog will be to inspire you to visit us at the library, inform you of some of our programming and activities, hopefully be an interesting resource for reading and learning ….and much more! From time to time, we will feature author’s birthdays, special holidays or seasons, staff picks, and available programs and activities we have planned for you.

Summer vacation is nearly over, and soon it’s back to school. It’s an exciting time but can also be a little stressful no matter what grade level you’re dealing with.

Here are several websites to offer ideas for a smooth transition from summer:

A Google or Pinterest search will also provide tons of ideas for organizing the routine of getting back in the groove. 

Some of my favorite tips from these articles to help with staying organized at home:

  • Homework station caddy for school supplies –even an over the door shoe organizer would work to keep things in one spot
  • An in-box or file holder for papers that need parent signatures or forms to be returned to school
  • A library book basket or tub so those books aren’t lost under the sofa or intermingled with personal book collections to help with returning by the due date (Serves double-duty for us, too!)

The Today Show came up with this list of back-to-school books, some of which are here at NLPL! Sometimes a cute picture book will help lighten the mood at any age.

by Ryan T. Higgins
by Keith Calabrese
by Anna Dewdney

Perhaps you’re looking for something more factual, so these books may interest you:

by Melinda Radabaugh E 372 RAD
by Alec Greven
J 372.18 GRE

Be sure to stop in to see what other books we may have to start off the new school year and check back soon to see what homework helps we have!

RBdigital isn’t just for grown-ups anymore

Hundreds—yeah, hundreds!—of new stories and educational audiobooks have been added to your RBdigital subscription through the library.

RBdigital offers kids books (both fiction and non-fiction), digital popular magazines, and classic audiobooks. Get individual issues from over 35 magazines; download and keep them indefinitely. Popular titles include Better Homes & Gardens, Eating Well, Men’s Fitness, Reader’s Digest, and many more.

RBdigital also offers an always-available collection of classic and kids’ audiobook titles that are compatible with most devices after a brief account set-up. That’s right—no holds!

Go to the RBdigital section on A–Z Online Resources to access these new items, or open up your RBdigital app if you’re already using it.