Books and Reading

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Book Bundles
Busy? In a hurry? For a quicker trip into the library, try our grab-and-go Book Bundles. They contain five wonderful picture books that are kid-tested and approved!
 

Book a Trip
Are We There Yet? If you are a parent vacationing with children, then you are likely to hear this more than a few times on your trip. We can help reduce the number with our Book a Trip service. Fill out a Book a Trip form a week before your trip. The forms request information about the travel destination and the ages of the vacationing children. Specify the type of materials you would like, and list some of the child's interests and favorite authors. Seven days later, you can pick up the requested materials.

Stuff to Go!
Include the library in your curriculum planning. If you are a school or childcare provider in Princeton, we can help make your classes zing! Give us a few days notice and the Princeton Public Library Youth Service librarians will select materials on requested topics to complement your curriculum. The items are then packaged for pickup.

Stop by the Youth Services department on the 3rd floor and fill out the Stuff to Go form at least 5 days in advance. We will gather all the materials you need to assist you in your classroom.

Audiobooks

Princeton Overdrive Kids & Teens eReading Room: To sign in to Princeton OverDrive, enter your library card barcode and PIN. (Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account. Can't recall? Ask Us!) This collection is hand-selected and built from the ground up with a focus on quality selections that meet the diverse reading and listening preferences of the Princeton community. New titles will be added on an ongoing basis, and OverDrive's popular library of more than 11,000 public domain e-book titles will be available, too. This collection can be enjoyed on your computer (PC or Mac) or transfer the title to a compatible eBook reader (including Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad, and iPod Touch). Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 21 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period.

 

OneClickDigital:

The OneClickDigital Children & Young Adult Subscription consists of approximately 1,000 titles for beginning readers, children and young adults. All titles in the collection are multiple-use, which means an unlimited number of listeners may download a title at any one time. Included in the collection are best-selling authors such as Avi, Jeff Kinney, Meg Cabot, Walter Dean Myers, and many more. Also included are 200 classic titles like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Anna Karenina, Peter Pan and Smart Pass Classics and Smart Pass Shakespeare. Enjoy these collections on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected portable devices (including MP3, iPod) and also download directly to your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry (Android coming later in 2012). Please note: to use OneClickDigital audiobooks, you will need to download OneClickDigital Media Manager. Check out a maximum of 3 books at time for up to 7 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books.

Book Groups

Reading Treehouse 1
This reading group for developing readers in kindergarten and first grade meets monthly on the second Monday during the school year. Each month features stories, reading aloud, crafts and games centered on a different theme. No registration necessary.. Please visit the events calender for more information.

Reading Treehouse 2

This reading group for second and third grade readers meets monthly on the third Monday of the month during the school year. Stories, read alouds, crafts, games and more that reflect a different theme each month are featured. No registration necessary. Please visit the events calendar for more information.

Cover-to-Cover
Calling all fourth and fifth graders who love to read and want to chat about books!  We meet on the first Saturday of each month (September-May) at 11 am to discuss what you and your friends have been reading.  No registration necessary. Please visit the events calendar for more information.

Thursday Afternoon Stories/ Reading Lab

Children ages 4 and older are invited to join us for stories. At 4:30 p.m. Ann Pierson and her reading therapy dog Mac will be on hand and children will have the opportunity to read to Mac.For children 4 and older. No registration necessary. Please visit the events calendar for more information.

Other Events

Acting Out

Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to engage in dramatic activity, including discussions, games, and other fun activities. No experience necessary. Princeton High School drama afficionados will lead the sessions. Please visit the events calendar for more information.

Chess

Children can learn to pand practice chess at these weekly drop-in sessions led by Princeton High School Chess members. No registration necessary. Please visit the events calendar for more information.

 

 

 

Roary the Lion

Learn about how you can take Roary, the Library Lion, home with you for a short visit!

eBooks

Princeton Overdrive Kids & Teens eReading Room: To sign in to Princeton OverDrive, enter your library card barcode and PIN. (Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account. Can't recall? Ask Us!) This collection is hand-selected and built from the ground up with a focus on quality selections that meet the diverse reading and listening preferences of the Princeton community. New titles will be added on an ongoing basis, and OverDrive's popular library of more than 11,000 public domain e-book titles will be available, too. This collection can be enjoyed on your computer (PC or Mac) or transfer the title to a compatible eBook reader (including Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad, and iPod Touch). Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 21 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period.

 

TumbleBookLibrary: This collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction, and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Ebooks and Audio Books may be viewed online or downloaded for 90 days. The collection also contains Tumble Puzzles & Games.

 

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