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Love Your Library Quizzes
Download & Share: Coloring pages
Color Our Collections
Downloadable coloring sheets from the Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.
Download & Share: Bookmarks
Making buttons and bookmarks was popular at the Reading Harry Potter events. We can't put the button making machine online, but it's easy to craft your own fun bookmark with the templates.
Free Bookmark templates
The best bookmarks are made of material that you already have at home. We love corner bookmarks!
Create your own bookmark using ours!
Platforms for Readers and Writers
Track your books, set challenges, rate books, write and read book reviews, get recommendations, and more!
The Reading Rush
Formerly "BookTubeAThon", The Reading Rush is a week long readathon for book lovers all around the world. For one week readers gather together to read as much as they possibly can and to participate in challenges and giveaways online.
National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel.
Get book recommendations based on the emotional elements of books! For example you could find books that are happy, optimistic, and unconventional or sad, bleak, and conventional. You can also search by character to find books by race, gender, sexuality, etc or by setting or plot.
Get author recommendations by searching for your favorite author. Results form a map where the closer the authors are to the middle of screen the more similar they are to the author you searched for.
Recommendations from Chang Science Library
Quarantine Reading Lists
A Dystopian Reading List
The Guardian recommends books to delve into during self-isolation.
So You Want to Read the Classics?
A classics reading list from Vox that walks you step by step through the books, going from easy and accessible to advanced.
Books Spotlighting Mental Health
From Oprah Magazine, this list highlights 10 incredibly important novels with mental illness topics to learn from or relate to.
Books for Comfort
The New York Times features the books that various high profile authors turn to when looking for comfort.
You prefer listening to books? Audiobooks are a great way to chill and immerse in a story in the summer. Our top 5 reasons to try audiobooks:
- You can have your entire library in your pocket when you go running or to the beach.
- You won't look like a total nerd with a backpack of books among music lovers with earphones.
- You will be able to pronounce the most difficult words correctly, beating Victor Krum trying to please Hermione.
- You have an excuse to ask for the latest ear pods for your birthday.
- You can read with your eyes closed. Just don't try that while driving.
Listen to audiobooks, browse eBooks with your library card from your public library.
Nearly 20,000 free audiobooks from various authors to listen.
Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.
Use Libby to borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library for free.
Hundreds of free titles streaming, mp3, iTunes, audible, and more.