Digital Magazines

Did you know? As a Rockwall County Library card holder, you have access to over 500 digital magazines? Use the the Libby App. https://www.libbyapp.com Enter your library name and choose "Northeast Texas Digital Consortium." Rockwall County Library is a part of this consortium. Enter your library card. Choose Preferences and choose Magazines as the format … Continue reading Digital Magazines

FFA 4-H Youth Fair

This week we're celebrating National Agriculture Week. Rockwall County has its Youth Fair in front of the Rockwall County Courthouse. Find these titles at Rockwall County Library: Amundson, Carol. How to Raise Goats. Grandin, Temple. Animals in Translation. Horn, Miriam. Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. Kaufman, Frederick. Bet the Farm. Lynas, Mark. Seeds of Science. McWilliams, James. … Continue reading FFA 4-H Youth Fair

Courage and Defiance by Deborah Hopkinson

On April 9, 1940, the Nazis invaded Denmark. Unlike surrounding occupied countries, Denmark rescued ninety percent of its Jewish population. In October 1943, fishermen ferried seven thousands Danish Jews to safety in Sweden. Deborah Hopkinson tells this story and many others in this thrilling work of non-fiction. Most of the people that figure prominently in … Continue reading Courage and Defiance by Deborah Hopkinson

Engineering Week

Celebrate Engineering Week (February 21-27, 2021) by reading one of these titles that discuss engineering. The purpose of Engineering week is to call attention to the contributions engineers make. This year's theme is "Imagining Tomorrow." Ceceri, Kathy. Bots! Robotics Engineering. (Juvenile collection). Hawkins, Carole. STEAM jobs in Internet Technology. (Juvenile collection). Kenney, Karen. Folding Tech: … Continue reading Engineering Week

February is Black History Month

Look for these juvenile biographies of exceptional black Americans in the children's department of Rockwall County Library. Bridges, Ruby. This is Your Time. Harrison, Vashti. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. Parson, Karyn. Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight. Patrick, Denis Lewis. Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Light Bulb. Russell-Brown, … Continue reading February is Black History Month

Best Books of 2020

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Are you looking for a good book? Here are some "best" book of the year lists for 2020. BookList Reader--https://www.booklistreader.com/2021/01/07/book-lists/ Book Riot--https://bookriot.com/best-books-of-2020/ GoodReads Choice Awards--https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2020 Literary Hub--https://lithub.com/the-ultimate-best-books-of-2020-list/ NPR--https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=covers&year=2020 You can also find great choices by visiting NoveList, a Rockwall County Library database. To use NoveList, go to http://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/library choose "Resources" and "Databases & … Continue reading Best Books of 2020

Perseverance, February 2021

Illustration of Perseverance On February 18, NASA's Perseverance will complete its journey and touchdown on Mars. The landing will be a challenge. If all goes well, the Perseverance will land in Jezero crater that scientists believe was once filled with water. Perseverance is the most sophisticated rover ever sent to Mars. Perseverance will look for … Continue reading Perseverance, February 2021