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BORROW FROM THE LIBRARY'S PRINT COLLECTION

Our COVID-safe pop-up library will allow Middle and Upper School students to pick up any books they’ve requested through our catalog. They will also be able to check out books from a small rotating display and to ask for recommendations or "mystery choices" from the librarians. 

Lower School students will receive "Surprise Book Bundles" every few weeks, containing a variety of specially selected choices from our extensive collection.

OCL families can opt in to curbside delivery services by filling out this form.

Loan Information: Middle and Upper School students may have 8 books checked out at a time from the library’s print collection. The loan period is two weeks, and books may be renewed once. Book return boxes are located in each grade’s hallway. Lower School students keep their Surprise Book Bundles for three weeks, and return their books just before their new delivery.  A multiple-day quarantine of all library books will be in effect as they are returned.

Learn how to log in to the catalog and place holds. 

 

Click to search the catalog or browse virtually. 

Alexandria Catalog

Find out how to create and save book lists.

 

Discover E-Reading and Digital Audio

Sora

Sora is Pike's e-reading and digital audio platform. Read on the web or in the app. Setup directions (pdf) 

Powered by Overdrive, and available through our subscription to the Massachusetts Library System's eBook Program.

Watch this screencast to learn how to get the most from the Sora app. You'll learn how to connect your public library to your account, and find readability settings.

Leverage your public library! 

Most area public libraries have subscriptions to these e-reading and digital audio platforms:

  • Libby by Overdrive
  • Freegal
  • Hoopla

Some libraries are also offering curbside pickup of physical books. Don't have a library card? Check with your library to apply online.

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Great Reading Lists

Reading Without Walls

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From Organizations We Recommend

Horn Book's Summer Reading List 2020

2020 Children’s Choices (Children’s Book Council/ILA publication)

Reading Beyond (joint publication of CBC and ALA)

We Are Kid Lit Collective 2020 Inclusion-focused list

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Reading and Listening Fun!

International Children's Digital Library

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This online collection has more than 4,000 books from all over the world, in more than 50 languages. Browse, click, read, and enjoy!

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books. 

Storytime from Space

StoryTimeFromSpace

Listen to books read by astronauts while orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station. StoryTime from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation.

Connect with Authors and Illustrators

Kidlit TV

KidLit TV

KidLit TV is where you can find books read by their authors, interviews, book trailers, craft ideas and so much more. 

Kids Ask Authors

KidsAskAuthors

Kids Ask Authors is a podcast hosted by Grace Lin. Each podcast features an author who answers question asked by students.