Discover Explora

Explora — Try this easy-to-use database of articles from hundreds of different academic journals, popular magazines, reference works, primary source documents, and news videos, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Foreign Affairs, Time, People, Consumer Reports and so much more!

NextReads Newsletters

NextReads Newsletters — Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads email newsletters to receive recommendations for your favorite type of book for adults, teens and children, with titles linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request them.

NoveList Plus

Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus — Looking for a good book? Try this online service to find the next book in a series, fiction or nonfiction titles based on subject, genre or mood, read-alikes for your favorite authors or books, reading group guides and more. You’ll need your library card to use this from home.

Try the Libby App for Ebooks and Audiobooks!

Libby App

Libby AppLibby App — Did you know you have access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines though NOBLE’s OverDrive service? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. You can even use your NOBLE library card to “visit” the collections and borrow ebooks and audiobooks from our partner library systems around the state.

Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison quotation

Toni Morrison, American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University, died on August 5, 2019, at the age of 88. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon, published in 1977, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, she won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for Beloved.

Among her many other honors, Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. In 1996, she was honored with the National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Back to School!

Back to school book jackets

Here are some books for kids going back to school — or maybe going to school for the very first time!

D-Day Booklist

Books about D-Day — June 6 is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allied invasion of Western Europe began when more than 160,000 Allied troops under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower landed along the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy and turn tide of the War.

NOBLE Book Awards 2018

NOBLE Book Awards 2018 — Who better to give tips on great books than your local librarians? Library staff voted for their favorite books of 2018 for different age groups and categories. Here’s a list of the winners and runners up, linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request them!

Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus

NoveList PlusLooking for a good book? Try NoveList Plus, an online service helps you find the next book in a series, fiction or nonfiction titles based on subject, genre or mood, read-alikes for your favorite authors or books, reading group guides and more. You’ll need your library card to use this from home.

NoveList Plus — “Find your next great read”

Discover Explora

Explora — Try this easy-to-use database of articles from hundreds of different academic journals, popular magazines, reference works, primary source documents, and news videos, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Foreign Affairs, Time, People, Consumer Reports and so much more! It’s a great place to start whether you’re a student working on a research paper, a reader looking for more information about your favorite author, a parent looking for more information on children’s health, or someone who wants to get a level and depth of information beyond what you can find via Google. — This is a licensed resource which you can use in a NOBLE library or from home using your library card information to log in.

NOBLE Digital Heritage

Interested in local history? Visit this site to see images and other resources documenting the rich social and cultural history of our member communities: NOBLE Digital Heritage

You can also go directly to the collection of one of the participating libraries:

NextReads Newsletters

NextReads Newsletters — Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads email newsletters to receive recommendations for your favorite type of book for adults, teens and children, with titles linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request them.

There are 26 different newsletters to choose from! You can click on the name of the list for more information and to see the current issue.
NextReads Newsletter Recent Issues — You can browse through the last six issues of all the newsletters her

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