Do you love reading books that are part of a series? It seems like a lot of fiction is published in series, especially for teens and children. But sometimes, it is really hard to figure out which book is next! There is a way to find out using our card catalog!
Here is a scenario you are probably familiar with. Your child begs you to run to the library and pick up the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. But they all have the same title, just a different subtitle. Here is how you can find the information!
- Go to catalog.oslri.net
- Enter Diary of a Wimpy Kid in the search field.
- Click on the title for the record.
- Scroll down for more detailed information and look for series.
- You should now see the title series with the corresponding number.
- If you click on it, it will bring up a list of the series we have available in our system.
- Click on the number you are looking for and it will bring up the title!
by Dinah Fried
I LOVE this book!!!! If you are a fanatic about classics and art then you will certainly enjoy this. Artist, RISD grad and now author Dinah Fried opens the book with her memories of reading the classics like Heidi, Lolita and Moby Dick. One of the more significant parts of these books though, for her, were the meals! Some of us might not think twice about that! Fried uses her talents as an artist to recreate some of the meals she read about and then photograph them. These meals are carefully curated and include a small excerpt from the story about the food along with some helpful and fun footnotes. It’s something book nerds and foodies can rejoice about! – Kristin
Q: Is there somewhere on your website that I can find recommendations for books my teenager might like to read? There are lots of suggestions online but I am really looking more for award winners and notable reads.
A: We actually have three pages of information on this topic! Click the links below to access the information!
Rhode Island Book Awards
Youth Media Awards
Young Adult Library Services Association
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
I picked up this book because the blurb mentioned the main character being a bookish, self-proclaimed introvert. Those are some of my favorite kind of people! Well, this book was, cute. In the literary world that is probably an insult. But I certainly don’t mean it that way! It was a quick read, but I enjoyed it! The beginning reminded me a lot of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine but the surrounding story wasn’t quite as difficult. Each chapter begins with an illustration of her daily journal which adds a little humor and quirkiness.
There is nothing worse than waiting a week for a good book, coming here to pick it up, only to find you accidentally ordered the movie or cliff notes. Let us help you with that. When you are searching our catalog for say, Where the Crawdads Sing, you may find yourself with a long list of items to choose from. The fastest way to work with this list is to filter it by type using the bar on the top right of the search:
You can filter your search by adult, children, teen, magazines, large print, graphic novel or even by library branch!
If that doesn’t work for you, each list has an icon directly to the left of the item. Look carefully at each icon:
Each icon is clearly labeled, which is a great help!
We hope this helps you master the art of searching the catalog!
Do you love magazines? Can’t resist the glossy covers? Me neither! But they can pile up in the home, take up lots of space and chances are their content will be obsolete quickly. Not to mention the cost! Yikes!
I will let you in on a little secret. We have over one hundred magazine subscriptions for adults, teens and children. Children can enjoy magazines like Highlights or National Geographic Wild. Teens might like Make or ESPN. Our largest collection though, is for adults. We have a nice variety of magazines on topics like current events, wellness, fashion, home decor, gardening, cooking, crocheting, sports and more! My favorites are HGTV and Real Simple. With your library card, you are allowed unlimited checkouts. Magazines check out for one week and we allow two renewals. Enjoy our magazines for a full three weeks! -Kristin
Q: My child is interested only in eBooks. He has exhausted your eZone collection. Where else can he read eBooks?
A: If your child cannot find anymore books he likes in our eZone , fear not! Rogers Free Library also has Tumblebooks. From the Tumblebooks website:
“TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! As well as Math Stories….It’s a great resource for tech-savvy kids, and teaches them the joy of reading in a format they’ll love!”
Tumblebooks are available in Bristol schools, at our library and at home!