Summer Reading 2020

Kids, Teens, & Adults:

Starting June 6, go to monterey.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app. Track your reading and participate in reading challenges, earn badges and tickets for prize drawings plus a free book at the end!

Challenges end July 31. Check back for information about prize redemption, details coming soon.

Can't participate online? Download and print the PDF here or call us at (831) 646-3933

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In this Together: Community Voices

In this Together: Community Voices sets out to document our community's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through writing and art. Become part of this historical record by submitting an entry to "In this Together: Community Voices". Submissions can be poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, reflections, photographs or artwork; all forms of expression document how we cope, survive, and live as our lives have changed. These submissions will document our experiences and will become a historical record that we will be able to look back on. Help us record this time through your personal lens.

Library Resources Available Online 24/7

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Northern California Digital Library
Northern California Digital Library (OverDrive) - Downloadable eBook and audiobook bestsellers, classics, fiction, and nonfiction. This collection of eBooks is shared among a consortium of libraries and waiting lists for the newest titles may be long.
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Hoopla - access to thousands of popular eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more. Four loans per month and no waiting lists. Stream online or download onto a mobile device. For help with Hoopla contact the Library or visit their Help page.
Enki Library
Enki Library - Over 70,000 ebooks including popular fiction and nonfiction, genres include: romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more. *Available for a limited time.
Audio Book Cloud
AudioBookCloud - all ages audio book database. *Available for a limited time.
Romance Book Cloud
RomanceBookCloud - Love is in the air. Actually, it is in the cloud. Enjoy unlimited and unrestricted access to ebooks and audio books which have made romance the biggest selling and most popular brand in fiction. *Available for a limited time.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition - Billions of records from sources such as censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Covers the United States, and includes information from Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries as well. *Remote access available for a limited time.
Duolingo
Duolingo - Offers 94 total language courses for 38 distinct languages, from the world’s top 5 most spoken languages to smaller, endangered languages such as Hawaiian, Navajo and Scottish Gaelic.
Historic Monterey Newspapers
Historic Monterey Newspapers - The Library’s holdings of Monterey newspapers on microfilm from 1846 – June 1964 have been digitized and are accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection. Searching is faster, can be done by date, name, and event, and there is an adjustable tool for optimizing image quality for both text and photos.
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