If you have children who are learning to read, be sure to check out TumbleBook in the library, at home, or on a mobile device. There are versions for grades K - 4, 3 - 6, and 6 - 12, so your young reader can follow along with materials that suit their skill and interest levels.
In last week's #ShelfLife recap, we asked you to tell us what you're reading for a chance for your book to be shared on our Instagram feed. One Instagram user shared information about Raising the Floor, and while we had hoped to feature suggested books in our #ShelfLife feed, that book isn't in our collection.
However, this suggestion does give us an opportunity to remind patrons that we participate in interlibrary loan with public and academic libraries all over the country. Learn about how to request a book via interlibrary loan on the library's website. Thank you, @bovinecow6 for sharing what you're reading and helping us connect our patrons to even more books!
So, who's next? Leave a comment here or tag @forsythpubliclibrary on Instagram for a chance to have the book you're reading featured on our #ShelfLife feed next week.
GIRL CODE: GAMING, GOING VIRAL, AND GETTING IT DONE by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser (@girlcodethebook) is the story of two teenagers who meet at a Girls Who Code summer immersion program, team up to create Tampon Run, a video game that uses humor and satire to combat the menstrual taboo, and end up becoming world famous when their game goes viral. . See Sophie and Andy transform from insecure, vulnerable teenagers to empowered tech phenoms, and experience the sense of exhilaration, creativity, and confidence that comes from coding. The book also includes bonus coding content to help aspiring coders get started. . #ShelfLife #teens #teenreads #girlscode #coding #STEM #STEAM #llibrariestransform #librariesofinstagram
Rejoice parents, you survived Spring Break! But now that the kids are back in school, can you survive science homework? . Check out Today’s Science in the eResources section of our website. Your middle and high school students can learn about all kinds of science topics. For example, did you know that a bumblebee’s brain is only about the size of a poppy seed? But these industrious critters can recognize colors, landmarks, and even human faces. Learn how they do it on Today’s Science! . #ShelfLife #homeworkhelp #science #todaysscience #eLibrary #librariesofinstagram #librariestransform . Photo credits: Shutterstock (top) and Science Photo Library (bottom), from Infobase Learning/Today’s Science
Today is National Library Workers Day! Today we recognize the vital work librarians and library staff do for communities around the world as we read along with THE LIBRARIAN OF BASRA on FCPL’s TumbleBook Library service. . Access TumbleBook Library with your library card account at www.forsythpl.org > Reader’s Corner > Elementary. . #ShelfLife #tumblebooklibrary #libraryinmyhand #thelibrarianofbasra #nationallibraryweek #librariestransform #libraryworkersday #librariesofinstagram
Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day and we know what's for lunch! Get ideas for new and interesting ways to enjoy this old favorite when you check out THE CAN'T COOK BOOK by @jessseinfeld, TASTY SANDWICHES by Jennifer S. Larson, and BEATING THE LUNCH BOX BLUES by @jm_hirsch. . Find links to more cookbooks, food and health magazines, and free online cooking courses in our collection at goo.gl/JvRxTD, thanks to @cwcmackid. . #nationalgrilledcheeseday #grilledcheese #grilledcheeseday #amreading #readingwhileeating #cookbook #ShelfLife #eLibrary #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram
NIGHTLIGHTS, a new graphic novel for young readers by Lorena Alvarez (@artichoke_kid), is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity. . Surprise your elementary school student by checking out this book full of colorful and oddly beautiful illustrations and reading it with them *before* dragging out the homework. . #ShelfLife #nightlights #lorenaalvarez #bookstagram #graphicnovel #kidlit #youngreaders #childrensbooks @nobrowpress