• Check out links to all things related to reading! We'll have book lists, student recommendations, a place to suggest titles, book trailers, book talks, and so much more!

  • Librarian's Choice

    Check out these top, must-see options for reading at home. 

    Chapel Hill Public Library and Orange County Public Library e-resources 

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    Chapel Hill Public Library

    1. Go to the Chapel Hill Public Library website
    2. Your username is your school student ID number
    3. The password is the month and date of your birthday in the format MMxDD (example 03x16)

    Orange County Public Library

    1. Go to the Orange County Public Library website
    2. Go to the Research/Tech tab
    3. Choose the resource you wish to use
    4. Your username is your school student ID number
    5. The password is the month and date of your birthday in the format MMxDD (example 03x16)

    Need help downloading and using apps like Libby or Overdrive? Email me by clicking my email address: ggrana@chccs.k12.nc.us

    CHPL has some incredible weekly activities, including: 

    • Character of the Week.  From Facebook: We'll select a different kids' book character each week and your kids can draw a picture of them; leave us a comment with a photo of their art on this post, so we can admire their talent! 
    • Story Times - Wednesdays at 10:30.  We’re trying out Facebook Premiere (versus Live) to hopefully avoid as many tech issues as possible (thought one happened this morning- ha!).  These will be left up for 24 hours.
    • And a prerecorded art/craft/etc. activity posted on Facebook.  When we post may vary but are aiming for Friday this week. 

     Check it out on their Facebook page by clicking here!

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    NCWiseOwl's eBook Collection

    Check out the eBooks available via NCWiseOwl and Ebsco! Simply go to ncwiseowl.org and click ebooks. For the password, please email me: ggrana@chccs.k12.nc.us because we're not allowed to publish the password online. 


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    Amplify's Library

    Students can log in to Amplify using Clever and their Google login information. Click here to access the eBook Library.


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    Junior Library Guild's JLG Digital

    *Distance Learning Exclusive Access* Junior Library Guild Digital offers unlimited checkouts on eBooks and Audiobooks, so you and your friends can read the same book online together. 

    Click here to access JLG Digital. You can access these titles at ANY reading level without needing to login. 


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    Audible Stories

    Audible has made multiple titles free for the listening. Click Tween or Teen at the top of the page to get to great books for middle school, or use any of the language buttons to access materials in other languages. 

    Click here to access Audible Stories.

    Kids stories in ASL

    Check out this AWESOME collection of stories told in ASL. 

    Deep Dive

    Click here to access a Google Doc with additional resources if you want to see additional resources to get the most out of your time. This is a living document, so I'll be adding resources as I come across them.

  • Webcomics

    Our graphic novel collection is extensive and growing. However, what about webcomics? I've created this section to give you access to some great webcomics. Do you have any recommendations? Click here to email me your recommendations.


    Girl Genius - for fans of steampunk and adventure, check out this awesome series featuring a girl who must use her engineering skills to navigate a sci-fi world filled with perils around every corner. Click here to access Girl Genius.

    Marvel's Hero Project - Read these comics based on the real-life heroics of some extraordinary kids. Click here to access this collection of comics

    The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo - Enjoy this creepy mystery series about kids who search for monsters in dark places. Click here to access Margo Maloo!

    Gunnerkrigg Court - check ut this supernatural adventure set at a most unusual boarding school. Click here to read Gunnerkrigg Court.

    Vera Brosgol's "What, Were You Raised by Wolves" - this is a single comic available online. Her two graphic novels are so popular that people are demanding more! Hopefully this tides you over until then. Click here to access the webcomic.