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Get a Physical or Online Library Card Get a Physical or Online Library Card

It's National Library Card Sign Up Month! All Massachusetts residents are eligible for a physical or online library card. Learn more here.
It's National Library Card Sign Up Month! All Massachusetts residents are eligible for a physical or online library card. Learn more here.
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Celebrating Nelson Mandela Celebrating Nelson Mandela

By EileenS
This year is the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth (July 18, 1918). Mandela is one of the most well-known freedom fighters...
This year is the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth (July 18, 1918). Mandela is one of the most well-known freedom fighters...
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Motivational Books to Improve Your Life Motivational Books to Improve Your Life

recommended by BostonPL_KirstenD
Learn new skills, be more productive, and become an empowered leader with these engaging end of summer reads. Whether you're returning to…
Learn new skills, be more productive, and become an empowered leader with these engaging end of summer reads. Whether you're returning to...
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NoveList Plus NoveList Plus

Fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations for adults, including reviews, articles, reading lists, and more.
Fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations for adults, including reviews, articles, reading lists, and more.
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The BPL's 25 Most Popular Great… The BPL's 25 Most Popular Great…

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The 100 novels featured on the Great American Read have something for everyone; covering all ages, genres, places and time periods. Great…
The 100 novels featured on the Great American Read have something for everyone; covering all ages, genres, places and time periods. Great…
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Female Authors of Color: 17 Books By… Female Authors of Color: 17 Books By…

recommended by BostonPL_JordanD
From Bangladesh to Cuba; From Africa to Korea, these women authors hail from around the world and often bring their culture to their…
From Bangladesh to Cuba; From Africa to Korea, these women authors hail from around the world and often bring their culture to their…
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Noir Novels and Their Films Noir Novels and Their Films

recommended by BostonPL_JordanD
Popular throughout the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s, these dark and grim crime novels were eventually picked up by Hollywood film makers and…
Popular throughout the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s, these dark and grim crime novels were eventually picked up by Hollywood film makers and…
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Lucky Day Collection Lucky Day Collection

The Lucky Day collection is a collection of new, popular, and bestselling books. All items are available by walk-in only. Learn more here.
The Lucky Day collection is a collection of new, popular, and bestselling books. All items are available by walk-in only. Learn more here.
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Downloadable Media Downloadable Media

Looking for eBooks, audiobooks, or streaming materials? Use any one of our downloadable media online resources to check these items out!
Looking for eBooks, audiobooks, or streaming materials? Use any one of our downloadable media online resources to check these items out!
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Life-Changing Latino Reads Life-Changing Latino Reads

recommended by BostonPL_DeniseD
Latin American literature has a diverse history filled with brilliant authors, each with distinct histories, voices, views, and stories to…
Latin American literature has a diverse history filled with brilliant authors, each with distinct histories, voices, views, and stories to…
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Trending eBooks & audiobooks for Teens Trending eBooks & audiobooks for Teens

Get started with summer reading by browsing our eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive. Don't forget to update your progress at bpl.org/summer!
Get started with summer reading by browsing our eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive. Don't forget to update your progress at bpl.org/summer!
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No Time To Read? 16 Audiobooks To Get… No Time To Read? 16 Audiobooks To Get…

recommended by BostonPL_JordanD
Audiobooks are great for long car rides, long walks, or while puttering around your home. Some of these are even narrated by famous actors…
Audiobooks are great for long car rides, long walks, or while puttering around your home. Some of these are even narrated by famous actors…
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Boston Reads 1 Million Minutes Boston Reads 1 Million Minutes

recommended by BostonPL_MelissaA
Are you ready to do your part to help Boston Read a Million Minutes? Keep track of your summer reading by the second, minute, hour, day,…
Are you ready to do your part to help Boston Read a Million Minutes? Keep track of your summer reading by the second, minute, hour, day,…
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LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

By Lin Thompson
Growing up can be confusing. And it can be even more confusing for kids who are LGBTQ+. Often, these kids haven’t seen many people like…
Growing up can be confusing. And it can be even more confusing for kids who are LGBTQ+. Often, these kids haven’t seen many people like…
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Great Books Under 200 Pages Great Books Under 200 Pages

recommended by BostonPL_EileenS
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"…
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"...
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