The Brentwood Forest Clubhouse is now a mini library branch! From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday (for the foreseeable future), the Brentwood Library will have available a small collection of popular non-fiction and fiction books, including young adult and children's titles, as well as DVDs, CDs, audio books, and even a puzzle or two. If your library card is current you may check-out any item you choose. If what you're looking for isn't available (we can't bring the whole library to the clubhouse) we'll bring it the following week. If you don't have a card or it's expired, just bring along proof of your address and we'll get you set up. We'll also show you how to download e-books if you bring your device.
We are excited to announce that Hoopla is now available using your library card! You can stream or download (on mobile devices) movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics with no wait lists and no fees or fines. You are limited to 8 downloads a month and you have access to your items for a limited period of time depending on the media. Set up your account and check it out today.
We are excited to bring a new self-publishing platform to you from Library Journal called SELF-e! Submit your book to add it to our digital collection and the Missouri collection and your book will also be reviewed for possible inclusion in the SELF-e Select collection that is made available to all SELF-e libraries.
In addition, we are introducing BiblioBoard - a tool to browse and download self-published books from SELF-e. You can read right in your browser or set up an account to download the ebook. There is also an app available for easy mobile reading.
- Kids Book Club: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:30pm - 4:15pm
- PAWS for Reading - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Kids Craft: Kaleidescopes! - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
- Creative Flow: A Teen Workshop for Creative Minds - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Scrabble Club - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Closed for Labor Day - Sun, 09/04/2016 (All day) - Mon, 09/05/2016 (All day)
- Creative Flow: A Teen Workshop for Creative Minds - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Baby and Toddler Storytime - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 9:30am - 9:45am
NoveList Plus is available!
Are you wondering what to read next? NoveList Plus is here to help you! You can browse by genre or just look up a book you loved recently and get read-alike recommendations. Limit your results by age group or even mood. Want something with a plot that is action-packed and characters that are snarky? How about a lush writing style and a leisurely pace? You can mix and match all kinds of fun elements to search for books that are just what you want. Make sure you also check out the great lists of award winners, book discussion guides, and curricular connections!
Recent Book Reviews
The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray
Katherine and her brother have grown up working a farm in Virginia, but after an estranged relative dies and leaves the two a fortune, they have to...
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Oh man, where to start. At first I had a hard time getting into the story but then I thought it got going and had a lot of potential. I love a good...
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Lee is the only daughter in a loving family. Her father is often ill and she pulls a lot of weight keeping her family's farm running and...
Chromebooks are available for one week checkout!
We now have four Chromebooks that are available to be checked out for one week at a time! What is a Chromebook? It's a simple laptop that uses Google's Chrome operating system and is used primarily for internet access. These laptops are made available by a grant from the Missouri State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.