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Virtual Events for Adults and Teen


  • Virtual Read-Alouds with Emily
    Settle in—it’s story time! Enjoy a softly read short story, poem, or essay read aloud by an Adult Services librarian. 
    These short form “audiobooks” offer listeners the chance to enjoy a quick, accessible narrative that combines literature with ambient sounds and seasonally-relevant elements.  A new read-aloud will be published every month on the Adult Services Vimeo page, so keep an eye out for new titles!   

Virtual Events for Families and Youth

Note: We are currently planning on most of our programming for youth to be in person this fall (inside and outside), but we are still offering a virtual story time option and videos On-Demand to enjoy from home! Check out our calendar of events for book discussion groups, indoor story times, outdoor story times, and much more! For a listing of our upcoming craft/activity kits, please visit our Youth What’s New page.

*Closed captioning provided for all live and recorded virtual programs.

  • Virtual Family PJ Story Time (Live on Zoom)
    The entire family of all ages is welcome to attend this family bedtime story time! Attend in your pajamas and settle into a comfy space at home. Register for each story time separately to get your Zoom link/login.
    Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

  • Stories & Stuff Subscription Book Box
    A new subscription book service for grades 3-8. When you sign up, you will receive one highly recommended book based on your favorite topics and/or genres and…. some special gifts to keep! You are signing up for 3 months, but you are welcome to register again and again based on availability. Keep the box and gifts but return the book when you are finished.
    • Watch this short video to learn more!
    • Signup for this session has filled! Next signup begins November 1.

Youth Services Videos–ON DEMAND
Check out these videos (with closed captioning) from our Youth Services team after nap time, online school, or whenever it is convenient!

Many more recorded activities, book talks, crafts, and story times can be found on our Youth Services Vimeo Channel and Story Times On-Demand


Library Online Resources

 

Resources for Children & Students

  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • BookFlix:  Interactive reading experience to explore fiction and non-fiction for grades PreK – 3
  • Brainfuse: Get help with your homework online from 2pm to 11pm daily (excluding some holidays).
  • PebbleGo: Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy for grades K – 3
  • Read It!: Articles on a variety of subjects that include comprehension supports for middle school – adult ELL and other different learners
  • TumbleBook Library: Children’s eBook database of picture books and read-along chapter books

All BTPL Youth Databases

Resources for Adults & Teens

  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • Brainfuse:  Get help with your homework online from 2pm to 11pm daily (excluding some holidays)
  • Career Resources:  Resumes builders, career research, and vocational testing preparation
  • CreativeBug: 1000+ high-quality instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more
  • Gale Courses:  Sign up for six-week-long classes in a variety of subject areas
  • Homework Help: Find resources to help with your assignments and research
  • Learning Express Test Prep:  Take practice test for the ACT, SAT and more
  • LinkedIn Learning:  Formerly Lynda.com.  Find thousands of online courses in business, software, technology and creative skills.
  • Mango Languages:  Learn a new language
  • Newspapers:  Access our online collection of local and national newspapers

All BTPL Adult and Teen Databases

Web Resources

 
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