Brainerd Memorial Library
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Materials may be borrowed for 14 days.
Materials may be renewed for 14 days if there are no holds on the items.

10 loans at one time
10 holds at one time

Open Library and Internet Archive

Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.




For over 100 years Booklist magazine has assisted thousands of librarians as a book review source, and readers’ advisory, collection development, and professional development resource. Booklist delivers 8,000+ recommended-only reviews of books, audiobooks, and reference sources each year, spanning every age and genre.  Available for check out December 2023…

Booklist Online includes an archive from over 25 years of reviews, as well as free content offering the latest news and views on books and media. Now you can read the digital editions of Booklist – online or through a mobile device.

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Together these resources offer in-depth coverage of the latest books, new authors, publishers, publishing trends, curriculum standards, award-winners, and more through Top 10s, read-alikes, interviews, feature articles, and classroom activities.

BookPage is a recommendation guide for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres as chosen by our editors. Starred (★) titles indicate a book that is exceptional in its genre or category.

Online Storytelling!

NORTHEAST STORYTELLING (NEST) is a non-profit organization focused on artistic, educational and charitable pursuits.

Their vision and purpose is to nurture family, community, and storytelling throughout New England and New York State. We believe that sharing stories creates understanding between people.

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Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.



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Poetry Foundation – An independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in American culture. – Repository of poetry, daily poems, free email subscription, featured poets and events. Visit or Subscribe to Poem-a-Day.

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Digital Galleries

Digital Public Library of America  –The DPLA brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. 

New York Public Library Digital Gallery– Free and open access to hundreds of thousands of digital images.