Whatever school ends up looking like, it's pretty certain that there will be more time at home than at school. Which leaves more time to cook, of course! Whether you don't know a skillet from a spatula, or are ready to apply to the Culinary Institue of America, the library has wonderful cookbook choices for you. And you'll find a few inspiring reads to fill out your foodie reading list, too.
Sigh. It’s back-to-school time. Back to real life. Back to homework, social distancing, schedules. Take a break, put your feet up and check out some of these novels that can’t help but ease those back-to-school blues.
The Denver school year officially starts next Monday, August 24th, but we all know this is going to be a year unlike anything that has come before. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all into isolation, and classrooms across Denver will be taught remotely until October 16th. The good news: Denver Public Library is here to help. Did you know that most of our homework resources and research assistance can be accessed without ever setting foot in a library?
Here are some of the ways we can help you get the most out of your remote learning experience.
Are you excited to be able to get physical books from the library again? Well, the library staff who make Personalized Reading Lists are SO excited, we thought this would be a great time to launch a new upgrade to children’s and teen PRLs.
Now, if you request a Personalized Reading List that includes children’s and/or teen books, you have the option to request that staff choose three titles from the list we’re making for you and place them on hold for you.
Denver Public Library’s Summer of Adventure is not just about sitting around reading books all summer (though, I, for one, think that sounds pretty spectacular). It’s about exploring the world, finding new things that spark your imagination and building curiosity that will keep you learning about things you love.
Everything is just a little different this year, but June is always National Audiobook Month. Normally you might be piling into buses to go to camp, flying across country for family reunions, and going on college campus visits - but not so much in 2020. But travel experts are predicting that this is going to be the summer of car trips, partly due to the very low cost of gas right now and the side effects of COVID on the economy. So here’s the good news - CAR TRIPS = AUDIOBOOK TIME!
Spending so much time at home has changed the way many of us read. Comfort reads are sometimes the order of the day and I have been rereading some of my favorite children’s books from the past as a way to recapture some of those feelings. So let me ask you: what were you reading in 2015?
May is Mental Health Awareness month, and that is crucial now more than ever. Here are some ways to stay sane while you’re spending so much time at home.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ and starting April 30, you can download two complete audiobooks a week. All you need to do is register on the SYNC site, then download the Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive.
Text syncYA to 25827 to receive title alerts on the SYNC releases or visit audiobooksync.com every Thursday for the latest titles!
April is National Poetry Month, and thinking about it, this is about a perfect time for poetry. At least for me - I need to be feeling unrushed and in a contemplative space when I read or listen to poetry - each word, each pause seems to carry so much weight. Even though our buildings are closed right now, we can connect you to digital poetry, and a pile of resources for you to explore this oft-neglected genre.