Pittsylvania County Library

Reading & Literacy

LIBRARY RESOURCES (* Provided by the Library of Virginia through a grant from IMLS)

NoveList Plus* – Readers’ advisory and recommendations for the general public

NoveList K-8 Plus* – Readers’ advisory and recommendations for students in kindergarten through 8th grade

Ebsco Read It!* – Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research, and improve study skills.

DayByDayVA* – a family literacy calendar and resources to support reading and early learning


Pittsylvania Literacy Program – 1 on 1 tutoring for adult county residents who desire to improve their literacy skills

Center for Early Success (formerly Smart Beginnings) – early literacy information, quality childcare, kindergarten and other programs for young children

OTHER USEFUL LINKS: Free and trusted resources available on the internet, curated for our patrons.

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder – find accelerated reader leveled books

Fantastic Fiction – author and series information

Goodreads – shared book recommendations

LibraryThing – catalog your books online

Stop, You’re Killing Me – Reader’s advisory for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy and suspense books.

NPR’s Book Page – author interviews, reviews, and book recommendations

Storyline Online – children’s books read by members of the Screen Actors Guild
[FYI, there is also a free app for it, useful for parents looking for entertainment options on the go]

Test Prep Toolkit – online study, practice and tips for GED tests

USA Learns – Learn English and prepare to become a US citizen

Virginia Department of Education Adult Education – adult education and literacy programs site

Deaf Culture Digital Library – Offers resources for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, including a collection of Deaf resources in digital formats and access to information regardless of location. Provides assistance to Virginia residents as well as public and academic library staff throughout the state.