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!
Looking 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”
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.
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:
- Beverly Public Library
- Everett Public Libraries
- Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield
- Lynn Public Library
- Lynnfield Public Library
- Melrose Public Library
- Northern Essex Community College
- Peabody Institute Library of Danvers
- Peabody Institute Library, Peabody
- Phillips Academy, Andover
- Reading Public Library
- Salem Public Library
- Saugus Public Library
- Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester
- Stoneham Public Library
- Swampscott Public Library
- Winthrop Public Library
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
You can use your library card to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the library — the collection includes fiction and nonfiction for all ages, and includes the latest bestsellers and old favorites. The books can be read or played on a wide variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, computers, and Kindle ebook readers and apps. This is a popular service so you may need to get on the waiting list for some titles, but titles return themselves when the loan period is up!
NOBLE OverDrive Collection — Visit our OverDrive site to get started!