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, thiller, 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.