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Picture Books: monthly email with picture book recommendations for kids ages 0-8

Books for Kids & Tweens: monthly email with fiction and non-fiction titles for kids in elementary thru middle school

Youth and Teen Updates: monthly email of upcoming programs at Messenger Public Library

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Join a Reading Challenge

Join one of our many Reading Challenges and earn FREE books throughout the year.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Encourage a lifelong love of books and learning while bonding with your little ones. Messenger’s reading challenges for children help build strong and positive habits through reading together.

Summer Challenge: This reading challenge runs June 1 – July 31. You can earn free books and coupons to local places by tracking your daily reading during the summer.

Ready to take on the challenge? Visit Beanstack or download the Beanstack Mobile App to get started.

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Read • Watch • Listen

Explore our digital collection. Each collection holds 1000s of titles for all ages. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period and there are no late fees.

Libby/OverDrive: Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and more for all ages through eMedia Library, also known as Libby.

Hoopla: Download or stream movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics on your device. Enjoy a kids’ mode, instant access, and automatic returns.

Boundless: Boundless (formerly Axis 360) provides access to popular and bestselling ebooks and eaudiobooks.

Kanopy Kids: Stream thoughtful entertainment including documentaries, rare titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Access includes Kanopy Kids and Great Courses.

LOTE4Kids: LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Online for Kids is an online database of digital picture books in World Languages, that helps libraries to engage multilingual families in their communities, while allowing kids to enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling.

TumbleBook Library: TumbleBook Library collection has over 1100 titles and is perfect for public libraries and elementary schools, with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish.

Monthly Book Recommendations: Visit our catalog to see what books we are recommending this month. The themes change each month so be sure to check back.

Featured Kids Books & Kits: See what new books and kits are at the library!



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