Last Days of Summer

Submitted by Dana Lema on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 10:00 AM
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“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

In about 2 weeks, schools will start and this unusual summer break will come to an end. Even though I was one of those kids who got really excited about the first day of school, I tried to squeeze every last drop of summer fun I could out of those last weeks before school started. San José Public Library has eResources available to help us enjoy these last weeks of leisure before those hectic school schedules start.

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A little light reading

If you'd like to finish off summer with some light reading, checkout eMagazines from Overdrive, Flipster and PressReader offering over 11,000 titles available in a variety of languages.

The Poetry & Short Story Reference Center has a wide variety of shorter reads available including information about the authors and critiques.

Short Edition has a selection of short stories from local and international writers. You can also submit your own creations to the Short Edition collection.

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Whether you're planning one more summer trip or enjoying a staycation, explore new destinations with these eResources:

AtoZ the USA has facts about each state, including history, maps, climate, economy, demographics and schools.

 AtoZ World Travel and Global Road Warrior provide information on major cities worldwide, including current news, culture and language.

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Maybe you've decided to make the end of summer all about relaxation. If that means crafting, listening to music or watching your favorite shows, we have eResources for that too.

The Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center has information about a variety of crafting, collecting, sports, games, gardening, robotics and other activities.

Rock's Backpages lets you read about your favorite musicians and writers across all musical genres.

With hoopla, you can enjoy streaming movies or television, audio books and graphic novels.


If you have questions about these or any other eResources, please contact eMedia Support.

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