OPS Library Update

Resources, Read Alouds and Library Related Programs

Remote Learning Resources

Hi, this OPS Library Update newsletter is intended to provide you with some optional online reading resources during this period of remote learning. It contains OPS online book resources, Oradell Public Library online resources, and featured read alouds from authors and illustrators. If you have any questions or require any further assistance locating a book or read aloud, please don't hesitate to contact me using the contact link at the bottom of the newsletter.


Thanks and stay safe!


Eric Mangol
OPS Librarian

OPS Library Online Resources

We have a number of online eBook resources available 24/7 to OPS students. Here are a few of the resources with the log-in information needed to access them.

The Read Aloud

The Read Aloud is a weekly online newsletter from the OPS Library Media Center that compiles great live and on-demand author read alouds available online each week. So do yourself a favor and enjoy a good read aloud today!

Additional Online Reading Resources

Oradell Public Library Resources

The Oradell Public Library may be closed, but you can still access their eBook collections.


Don't have a Library Card? No problem!

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, BCCLS will make their eBCCLS (Overdrive and RBDigital collections) available to anyone who does not currently have a library card via a Digital Public Library Card. To find out more about this program please view this document.

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Summer Reading Program

Interested in participating in the Oradell Public Library's summer reading program? The program is free and runs from June 24th to August 4, 2020. As you read books you'll earn tickets which will be entered into raffles for a variety of prizes.


To register visit http://oradellbnj.readsquared.com/. To ask questions or find out more about the program please email Mrs. Carol Blakeslee.

eBook Libraries

Open Culture

Open Culture has a collection of 800 free eBooks you can download to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or e-reader. Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. If audiobooks are more your speed, you can access their free collection of 1,000 free audiobooks available for download.

Shelf Stuff

Harper Collins' Shelf Stuff website is a great book resource, because it allows you to read excerpts and descriptions of middle grade books, play book-related games, take book quizzes and watch book videos. The website's blog also has interesting author interviews and links to booklists for various age groups.

Online Author Hubs

Making Space

Making Space is a video series in which children's author/illustrator Christian Robinson invites anyone, big or small, to join in making something together. Christian believes creativity has the power to heal, that everyone has that creative spark, and is hopeful that these videos will help you explore yours. Join Christian to make space for fun, make space for creativity, and make space together.

Featured Online Read Alouds

Barnes & Noble Virtual Storytime

Barnes & Noble Virtual Storytime features read alouds from your favorite authors, special guests, and more! Find favorite storytime titles and activity sheets at: BN.com/storytime.

On-Demand Online Read Alouds

About Us:

At Oradell Public School we are a community of readers, and the Library Media Center is committed to supporting each and every member of that community. Whether you read for fun, to learn, to explore, or to dream, we are here to help, encourage and support your reading goals. So whenever you crave a good book, feed your need to read by paying us a visit!