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Literacy Resources and Book Lists

Looking for your next favorite book or tips to improve your child's reading?  We've got you covered! Whether you are a parent who wants new ways to connect your child to school topics or you are trying to rediscover a love of reading, these resources will help you create and expand your To Be Read list!

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Literacy Resources


The Catoosa County Learning Center offers a free adult reading program for those who are unable to read or who read at low-grade levels. Tutors work privately or in small group settings with students. Additionally, free GED classes are offered as well.


This Galileo database provides resources to become a better reader, improve your English and grammar skills, and even learn some computer basics. Different sections are geared toward different ages so there is something for everyone.


Prerecorded stories read by actors are available 24 hours a day. They are supplemented by a teacher-made curriculum aimed at improving reading comprehension, as well as verbal and written skills.


The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.


Georgia Library Service (GLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled is a free braille and talking book library service for individuals who are blind or whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio, braille or other adapted formats


The state of Georgia had partnered with several organizations to push forward initiatives that will help all citizens, regardless of age, improve their lives by increasing literacy rates. Most resources listed are free for all Georgians and include a variety of formats.


This statewide campaign works to ensure kids have everything they need to succeed, even during the summer months. They have tons of resources to help ensure your kids are happy, healthy, and learning all year long!


Thanks to partnerships across the state, library users have easy-to-use, free online resources available that can be accessed from anywhere. Just sign in from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device to get started!

Helpful Book Databases


Find the right book for you! Enter your Lexile measure, select your interests, and find books you'd like to read! Whether you're reading for school or for pleasure, you can use this site to build a custom reading list on the subjects that interest you the most.


This online tool helps young readers find their next book or audiobook based on their previous reads or interests. It also provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations.


This Kid's Catalog will help you find the best materials for your little one and even let you place it on hold for pick up at your library of choice!

While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Readers can search by awards, authors, and more! 

This online readers' advisory tool helps you find your next book or audiobook based on your previous reads or interests. It also provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations.

The full Pines Catalog allows you to search for books, video games, movies, and audiobooks from all PINES libraries. What will you find next?

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