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New Items in the Children's Collection

New Children's Fiction Books

New Children's Non-Fiction Books

Kid's eBooks and eAudiobooks

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Launchpad Learning Tablets

The Launchpad Learning Tablets are pre-loaded with ebooks and educational games suitable for all ages.  No internet connection is required to use the tablets and they can be checked out for two weeks.  The links below provide a complete description of the content of each tablet, as well as, the name of the library where it is located.  You can request a tablet from any library and it will be sent to your local library for pick up.

Pre-K through Grade 2

Grades 3 through 5

Grades 5 and up

Teens & Adults

Haynes Maker Kits

Thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, the Haynes Branch Library has over a dozen "maker kits" available.  These kits contain information and supplies to conduct hands-on experiments and building projects.  The kits check out for two weeks and can be sent to any of the other Rutherford County Libraries upon request.  Click here to see a complete list of kits.

VOX Books

Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It’s ready for listening directly from the book — no CD, no computer, no tablet. Simply open the book, push the PLAY button and listen from beginning to end. Here is a complete list of the VOX Books available at our library.  Click here for a list of VOX Books available at the Rutherford County Library.

Accelerated Reader (AR) and Lexile

AR Book Finder
Searching for books with a corresponding AR Quiz is easy with AR BookFinder. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level (or ATOS 2000), interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more. There is no easier way to find books that are both appropriate and interesting to individual students. With more than 160,000 AR Quizzes—over 70,000 nonfiction—kids will never run out of books to read.

Lexile
A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile.

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