I'm so very excited to share our latest resource to kick start your summer reading COMICS PLUS! Comics Plus is our very own database of over 7,000 comics. You'll never have to wait to read your favorite comics because they are available on demand! You can read them on your computer, or download the ComicsPlus app (App Store / Google Play) to read them on your phone or tablet. After you download a comic it will be available even if you don't have WIFI. Here's how to access it:
It's not a surprise to any of you that I believe reading is a magical experience that happens any time you get lost in a story. However, this doesn't always happen easily for every reader.. Whether you're reading all the time or not at all currently, I see each of you as a reader. Be open to the wonderfully wide variety of stories out there. Be adventurous in your explorations of information and stories. Make a conscious effort avoid labeling yourself with any sort of negative identities (i.e. someone who hates reading or only does when forced). Even if you weren't a reader yesterday, you have a choice to change that any time you read something new whether it's a comic, article, book, audiobook, blog post, manga, etc!
With all of this in mind, here are some suggestions that might hopefully start you off on a reading adventure! If you have anything to add to my list, please drop it in the comments section below!
If you have suggestions for books, comics or resources your peers might enjoy drop them in the comments below!
5In this season of being mostly indoors, I'm finding myself so tied to screens. It's been a huge relief to set up dedicated moments for audiobooks. Don't have any audiobooks? Feel free to reach out to me in the comments below, or start here with Audible's free collection. Here are a couple of ways you might consider adding audiobooks to your routines!
4. Every FREE book available on SimonTeen's Riveted Lit page. There are some absolute treasures available here. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare has a delightfully cringy movie and CW TV show that you could pai with your reading. If you're a fantasy reader, definitely go for Alanna: The First Adventure. It's fiercely feminist, classic high fantasy.
5. Do you love personality quizzes? Try this personality and book matching quiz at Penguin's Underlined. I got the Lucky Ones!
In the meantime, I've rounded up ways for you dive into National Poetry Month from home.
Hello UMS! I miss you all, and I'm hoping that you are safe and well at home. However, I'm grateful that we're able to continue sharing our reading adventures online. I'll be sharing posting weekly with ideas to connect you to not just books, but also information and fun. Please feel free to reach out to me at my school email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through our community Flipgrid below with questions or suggestions for our library community.
To kick off our Flipgrid chat, I hopped over to EpicReads! (Harper Collins' YA Literature resource which has TONS of book recommendations), and took the quiz: Are You a Hero or AntiHero? Watch the Flipgrid tutorial, and take the quiz at Epic Reads, and share your reaction to the quiz in our Flipgrid boards!
Please watch the Flipgrid tutorial before clicking the links below!