Happy National Paper Airplane Day

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Learn more about the origin of paper airplanes and watch a how-to video here.

Got the flying bug? Here are some fiction and nonfiction stories about aviation, ready for take-off on your device:

The Aviators – Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom – eBook available now

The Aviator’s Wife – A Novel by Melanie Benjamin – eBook available now

A Higher Call – An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II by Adam Makos – audiobook available now

Hornet Flight by Ken Follett – eBook available now

Sully – My Search for What Really Matters by Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III – eBook available now

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough – Willing to hop on a short waitlist? This audiobook available soon!

Looking for more? Try these keyword searches:

paper airplanes



Listen to an audiobook while you color – free coloring pages for adults

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Listening and coloring – it’s a great combination and a relaxing way to unwind. So download an audiobook, grab your colored pencils, and try one of these free coloring pages!

Art Is Fun


Just Color

Need help picking a new audiobook? Check out these and many more always available No Holds Audiobooks and currently available Just Added titles:

Need help getting started on OverDrive, Libby or downloading your audiobook? Click these links for instructions:

Getting Started with OverDrive 

Get Help with eAudiobooks

Try Libby


Biographies available for download

From artists, writers and queens to American leaders, world figures and icons, biographies of the famous and influential give us fascinating insight into exceptional intellect, creativity and vulnerability.

These selected biographies are available now for download to your device:

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin – eBook

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis – eBook

Ansel Adams: A Biography by Mary Street Alinder – eBook

Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke – eBook

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King – eBook

Hamilton: An American Biography by Tony Williams – eBook

Mandela: The Authorized Biography by Anthony Sampson – eBook

The Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross – audiobook

Victoria – The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird – eBook

Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan – eBook

Looking for more? Try these keyword searches:


Beach reads available for download

Vacations and trips may be on hold, but sunny days are ahead. And nothing can stop you from picking up a “beach read” now, even if you’re staying at home. These selected summer reads are currently available for download to your device.

The Beach House by James Patterson – eBook and audiobook

Beach Lane by Sherryl Woods – eBook

The Beach Quilt by Holly Chamberlin – eBook

Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews – audiobook

A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble – eBook

Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams – eBook

The Cottage at Glass Beach by Heather Barbieri – eBook

The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan – eBook and audiobook

Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank – eBook and audiobook

Ten Beach Road by Wendy Max – eBook

Looking for more? Try these keyword searches:

beach reads
summer reads
vacation reads

What’s your favorite beach read?

Free online streams of Broadway shows at Lincoln Center

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By Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA – Lincoln Center Overview

Lincoln Center Announces BROADWAY FRIDAYS, Free Online Streams Featuring CAROUSEL, THE NANCE and More

These archival broadcasts will be made available every Friday, beginning June 5, to June 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. Find out more here.

Meantime, maybe you’d like to read a few plays or stories about making it big on Broadway. These eBooks and eAudiobooks are currently available on OverDrive:

Actress by Anne Enright

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Henry V  by William Shakespeare

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

The Neil Simon Collection by Neil Simon

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Looking for more drama? Try searching by these selected famous playwrights

Henrik Ibsen
Arthur Miller
William Shakespeare
Neil Simon
Oscar Wilde
Tennessee Williams

These Flipster magazines can point you to your next book

Did you know that many of the magazines available to you on Flipster include book reviews, excerpts, suggestions and other bookish discussions?

You can start with these:

The New Yorker
The New York Review of Books
Reader’s Digest

Many other Flipster magazines have book talk tucked into their pages:

Men’s Health
Vanity Fair
Woman’s Day

To read magazines on Flipster:
visit https://chescolibraries.org/downloads and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.

Need more?

Be sure to visit NoveList Plus for reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. NoveList also has series information, award winners, best-of lists, top ten lists, and much more!

Sign up for our NextReads book suggestions in up to twenty different subject areas delivered to your email.

What’s next on your bookshelf?

Celebrate National Nutty Fudge Day with a sweet recipe on Flipster

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Happy National Nutty Fudge Day! Did you know that you can search for recipes in our cooking and baking magazines?

Here’s how:

  • Go to https://chescolibraries.org/downloads, scroll to Flipster and click to enter your library card. Pick one of our many food magazines.
  • Enter “fudge” in the search bar in the upper right of your screen.
  • Select “all issues” in the Search dropdown to find your next fudge recipe.

You can find a delicious recipe for Makinac Fudge from the June/July 2020 issue of Taste of Home and a recipe for Lime Fudge in the December/January 2018 issue of AllRecipes

We have a wide selection of food-related magazines inviting you to try something new!

What’s your favorite fudge recipe? Leave a comment and share the sweetness!