Back to School – First Day Confidence

Starting school can be nerve wracking for any age, but it’s especially hard for the littles. Hoopla has put together a wonderful collection to help your kiddos start school with courage and poise. Below are some of my favorites to read in storytime! So grab your library card, a reading device and cuddle up on the couch for wonderful read-aloud books!

Back to school with Confidence

Gabi – Robinson Library

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Back to Elementary School with hoopla

The beginning of the school year is a whirlwind for everyone. Students have growing reading goals, parents have busy schedules, and teachers are always planning their next lesson. In other words: there’s a lot of hoopla surrounding a brand new school year, especially for young readers.

So, how do you contend with the hoopla? Hoopla!

Yes, this is the hoopla we’ve been excited about.

Hoopla makes finding the digital resources you need easy for everyone!

With their timely and convenient Back to School Collection, finding eBooks for elementary students is a breeze. Hoopla’s curated selections of #BacktoSchool eBooks puts everything in one place — like this collection of Back to School Confidence eBooks, helpful for those students (…and parents…and teachers) who are looking to muster a little extra self-assurance to start the new school year strong.

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Start exploring hoopla today and find exactly what you’re looking for! All you need to get started is your library card.

Derek, South Park Township Library

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Summer is here, and with it, continued academic support for your patrons from!

To help students avoid “summer melt” and encourage them to continue learning year-round, has put together a fun and educational activity kit.’s new academic summer activity kit is here for your patrons to enjoy.

You can view and download the packet, upload it to your website, distribute it via email newsletters, and use the link above to share it on social media.

~ Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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NoveList: Find Your Next Great Read

Have you ever finished a book or series and wished that you could find something similar? NoveList is here to help.

The resource suggests title, author, and series read-alikes and will also tell you the rationale for the suggestion. These can range from similar writing styles, to themes, to settings.

With many titles including reviews from both Goodreads and professional sources, it’s easy to find your next great read. If you’d rather browse, you can check out the booklists that are available for all age groups in both fiction and non-fiction.

Don’t forget that NoveList links directly to the library’s catalog, so that you can easily request titles.

-Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library

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