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Beat the Summer Slide

So you've signed the kids up for our Summer Reading Program and they're reading a bunch of books on their vacation. But you're thinking, "Are the books right for their reading level? Are the books interesting and challenging enough? Will Back-to-School be difficult because of the dreaded Summer Slide?"

A Wealth of Online Poetry

Did you know that on this day in 1857, Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal was published? Before you think that I'm some sort of poetry trivia whiz, I can assure you that I didn't know that off the top of my head. Thanks to The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, I can find a plethora of poetic information quickly and easily.

Simple Streaming

We admit it, trying to figure out all the downloads and logins for the Virtual Library can be confusing. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that you can simply stream what you want in your browser with your Austin Public Library card.

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