Ask how you can access digital comics and graphic novels with your Rockwall County Library card. There's comics for every age group: kids, teens, and adults.
Celebrate Citizen Science Month by reading and or participating in one of these projects.
Look for these notable memoirs and biographies in the Rockwall County Library's adult and juvenile collections.
Established in 1894, National Bird Day is a day to raise awareness about the protection of various species of birds.
To access the CloudLibrary service, go to yourcloudlibrary.com Login with location and library card # (no spaces). CloudLibrary apps available for android, Apple, or Kindle Fire. Titles can be read or listened to in a Windows browser. 21 day loans (can be returned early) To find additional digital books (Overdrive/Libby, E-Read Texas, and more) https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/569/Downloadable-eBooks
Costanza, Stephen. King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin. King of Ragtime profiles the legendary ragtime musician in a way that inspires the youngest readers. Hinrichs, Alexanra. The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor. Kerbel, Deborah. Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin. In … Continue reading More Inspiring Picture Book Biographies
Today, November 8, 2021, is National STEM Day. This series, STEM Projects in Minecraft, combines STEM learning and gaming. Keppeler, Jill. The Unofficial Guide to Crafting in Minecraft. Keppeler, Jill. The Unofficial Guide to Exploring Biomes in Minecraft. Nagelhout, Ryan. The Unofficial Guide to Science Experiments in Minecraft. Tower, Eric. The Unofficial Guide to Growing … Continue reading National STEM Day
Written for young readers, Alexander's All in a Drop details the many accomplishments of Van Leeuwenhoek in an immensely enjoyable way. Without the benefit of any scientific training, Van Leeuwenhoek improved upon Robert Hooke's invention--the microscope. Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to observe living bacteria and protozoa. While Hooke and other scientists suspected a hoax, … Continue reading All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander.
October 12, 2021 is Ada Lovelace Day! For Adults: Chiaverini, Jennifer. Enchantress of Numbers. (Fiction) Essinger, James. Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age. Seymour, Miranda. In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Byron's Wife and Daughter. For Kids: Hayes, Amy. Ada Lovelace: First Computer Programmer. McCulley, Emily. Dreaming in … Continue reading Ada Lovelace Day
Going to State Fair offers plenty of opportunities to examine physical forces like gravity, friction and drag. This year there will be more than 70 rides in the Midway. If kids want to learn more about forces and motion after their ride, here are some selections at Rockwall County Library: