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September 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in September. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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August 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in August. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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July 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in July. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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June 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in June. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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May 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in May. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Posted: April 18, 2016

The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced!

You can click any of the links below to explore this year's winners in the library system catalog:


Fiction
History
Biography & Autobiographies
Poetry
General Nonfiction
Drama For more winning books and authors...
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National Poetry Month 2016

April is National Poetry Month!

This year, perhaps you will consider...

Becoming a Poet!

Ever wanted to write a poem but didn't know where to start?

It's easier than you think! Here are some suggestions to help you begin:

Books you can borrow within the library system...
Even more books exist under these subjects in the library catalog: Need some help with rhyming? Rhyming dictionaries also exist!

You can always ask a librarian about any of these topics!

Some websites you can visit to learn more about poetry...
Some Helpful Tips for Your Consideration...
For a printable version of this information, please follow this link (PDF).
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April 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in April. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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March 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in March. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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February 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in February. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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January 2016 Titles

The following books are due out in January. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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Exciting News for Patrons
with Print Disabilities


An announcement from New York Public Library (NYPL):

A new partnership between NYPL and Bookshare serves patrons with print disabilities anywhere in New York State. Any library throughout the state can help their patrons get free access to over 370,000 accessible ebooks/eAudiobooks from home.

A print disability can be a visual impairment (including legal blindness or age-related vision loss), a physical impairment that affects the ability to hold a book or turn pages (such as Parkinson's, CP, arthritis, paralysis, etc), or a reading disability such as dyslexia that is physically based.

Of course patrons with print disabilities can still use the wonderful National Library Service (professionally-narrated audio books, magazines, and players delivered to the patron's door free through the mail, web download, or mobile app).

They can now also take advantage of Bookshare: an online database of accessible e-books that will read themselves aloud with the computer or mobile device's voice, while highlighting enlargeable text onscreen. There is no wait or hold queue and patrons can request titles to be added.

Bookshare usually charges a fee for non-students, but the new partnership makes it free to all NYPL library card holders.

If you live, work, or pay taxes in the State, you can get an NYPL library card without having to come into a branch.

Once you have an activated card, call 917-ask-nypl to get the free Bookshare promo code.

Possibly helpful are these very short videos about understanding print disabilities and Bookshare:

More information about what is offered and how to sign up is available at nypl.org/printdisabilities. Questions on the details of using Bookshare can go to their help center at www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center.
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December 2015 Titles

Posted: November 20, 2015

The following books are due out in December. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction




Fiction




Christmas Stories


Explore and enjoy these recent or forthcoming holiday titles...

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