How to Get a Library Card

Any Massachusetts resident can register for a library card at any NOBLE library. Be sure to bring a photo ID, such as a current Massachusetts drivers’ license or Massachusetts State Identification Card with current address, or a photo ID plus proof of current residence. Each user may only have one NOBLE public library account. Students, faculty or staff of NOBLE […]

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Favorite Halloween Stories for Younger Children

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford’s Halloween Summary:Clifford is an enormous red dog who dressed as a ghost last Halloween. What will his costume be this year? Bunting, Eve Scary, scary Halloween Summary:A band of trick-or-treaters and a mother cat and her kittens spend a very scary Halloween. Capucilli, Alyssa Satin Happy Halloween, Biscuit! Summary:The yellow puppy and the little girl find a […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month Chapter Books

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15. Here are some recommended chapter books for elementary school that feature characters with a Hispanic heritage. González, Sarai Sarai and the meaning of awesome Summary:"Fourth grader Sarai Gonzalez can do anything. She can bake, dance, and run her own cupcake business. But when Sarai’s grandparents are forced to move, […]

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Back to School!

Back to school book jackets

Here are some books for kids going back to school — or maybe going to school for the very first time!

Recommended Reading for D-Day

On June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of Western Europe began when more than 160,000 Allied troops under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower landed along the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy.

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NOBLE Book Awards 2018: Children’s Fiction

First place Reynolds, Jason Sunny Sunny, the Defenders’ best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother’s death, but with his coach’s help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing. Runners-up DiCamillo, Kate Louisiana’s way home When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night […]

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NOBLE Book Awards 2018: Children’s Nonfiction

First place Lee Shetterly, Margot Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of […]

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NOBLE Book Awards 2018: Children’s Graphic Novels

First place Simpson, Dana Unicorn of many hats : another Phoebe and her unicorn advenures Phoebe and her exceptional hooved pal are back in this all-new collection of comics! Laugh alongside the lovable duo as they question the idea of "coolness," gain a deeper appreciation for the power of friendship, and put off summer reading assignments for as long as […]

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NOBLE Book Awards 2018: Children’s Picture Books

First place Love, Jessica Julián is a mermaid While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think […]

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