Books & Authors

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, provides a range of recommended reading, fun children's websites & games, activities, and more!
Biography Reference Center provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography and Biography Today. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, activity, nationality, gender, birthplace and more.
Available with your library card.
Find your next great read with BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books!  BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios, resources for book clubs, "behind the book" backstories, reading guides, and much more.
BookBrowse provides a curated resource of the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on books that engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Identify and explore multicultural picture books.
A digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, magazines or TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone.  Pitkin County Library patrons can enjoy 14 downloads per month.
Lexile scores are used to indicate reading level; use the chart provided to see lexile-to-grade correspondence.
Available with your library card. 
Created by librarians for librarians, provides access to journal articles and other sources on library topics such as legislation, circulation procedures, ebooks, library automation and more.
Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.
A fully searchable database for literature lovers with information on authors and literary works. Includes plot summaries, literary criticisms, author bios and the full text of many short stories, poems and classic works.