American Book Review: Reviews of books published by independent, small and university presses
Boston Globe Book Reviews: Boston Globe’s daily book review section
NY Times Books: Includes daily reviews, links to the Times Sunday Book Review, and all the Times Best Seller Lists
January Magazine: Online magazine that includes reviews of books on many subjects such as bestsellers, science fiction, children’s books and cookbooks. Also has a large crime fiction section. You’ll find reviews and interviews here.
Book Magazine: Popular book review magazine. Site includes online discussion forums.
Great Early Elementary Reads book list: This book list is put out by the Association for Library Service to Children and has some great choices for children who are just learning to read as well as those who are learning to read on their own.
Listen Up Vermont: Listen Up Vermont is our portal for our online audiobook collection. Download and listen on your computer, mp3 player, or mobile device.
LibriVox: a worldwide digital library with more than 4,000 unabridged classics in the public domain, plus drama and poetry. Read by volunteers (you can be one too), they can be played on your computer, MP3 player, cellphone or, burned onto a CD, your car stereo. Other, similar services include Lit2Go (with an educational focus) and Thought Audio.
Storynory: Free Audio Stories for kids. Stories for different occasions, bedtime crunch, or just for fun. This site includes both classic and new tales to tickle your fancy. You can listen on the website or download to a variety of devices.
Listen Up Vermont: Listen Up Vermont is also our portal for our online eBook collection. Download today to get eBooks for your eReader (Kindle, tablet computer, or Nook) or Computer.
Project Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg provides over 38,000 free classic eBooks for your eReader or computer. These titles are free to you because their copyright has expired.
DailyLit: DailyLit delivers a small excerpt from the book of your choice to your email (or mobile device) on a daily basis. One excerpt per day, or so, until the book is finished. This is a great choice if you think you don’t have time to read– it only takes a 3-5 minutes a day! (Sorry, this site does not work with eReaders.)
Gale Databases: a HUGE selection of Gale databases. Search for magazines, newspapers, periodicals, academic journals, business resources, biographies, foreign language learning software, encyclopedia entries for adults and kids, and more. This information is authoritative and extensively maintained to be accurate. Enter your library barcode (all the numbers and letters, no spaces, ALL UPPERCASE) to use these great resources!
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Vermont Health Connect: Learn about the new Vermont health plan exchange website on our pathfinder page.
Health and Wellness Databases from Gale: Click on Health and Wellness Databases to find information about drugs, alternative medicine, trusted sites, and eBooks dealing with health and wellness. You’ll need your library barcode (all the numbers and letters, no spaces, ALL UPPERCASE) to use this resource.
INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY
Genealogy: HeritageQuest online is a great genealogy database of American genealogy resources. Their search interface works with Federal Census data from 1790 to 1930, genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War records, and more!
Powerspeak Languages: Learn a new language by taking an online class! Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin and more! Offered through our Gale databases. You will need your library barcode from the back of your card to access this resource.
Chilton Library: The most authoritative guide to home car repair. Thousands of guides from many years, makes, and models of the last 30 years. Offered through our Gale databases. You will need your library barcode from the back of your card to access this resource.
Vermont DOL: Includes links to other Vermont libraries, State Census data and much more.
Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. They have more than 126 million items, and over 530 miles of bookshelves. If you can think of it…you’re surely to find it here.
Internet Public Library: Claims to be the first public library of and for the Internet community. You’ll find lots of great links here. This site is no longer currently being updated, but still has some useful links to information.
American Library Association: The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The association has over 64, 000 members.
18th Century Primary Source Documents through Colonial Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg has a great collection of digital documents from the 18th century. Most of these are specific to Virginia.
Civil War Primary Source Documents from the Civil War Trust: The Civil War Trust is committed to preserving America’s Civil War battlefields and has made a great number of addresses, speeches, records, and correspondence from the period available online.
Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA): Local information, links, programs, and classes.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Vermont: Giving voice to the concerns and interests of older Vermonters. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.
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