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Digital Resources for Teens and Tweens

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The Melrose Public Library has lots of digital resources that you can access while the building is closed.

Check out the Digital Library tab to access resources such as:

For ebooks and audiobooks, try Overdrive and Libby

For ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and TV shows, try Hoopla:

(now with an increased temporary 10 limit per month checkout!)

For videos, articles, experiments about Earth Science, Space, Life Science, Health & the Human Body, Physical Science and Technology, Math and Engineering try ScienceFlix:

**ScienceFlix may ask you for your library card number and PIN. If you do not remember your pin, please email for help getting you a new one.

For language learning practice, try Pronunciator:

Massachusetts residents (over age 13) can sign up for a Boston Public Library ecard, gaining access to their extensive collection of digital resources. Sign up for a BPL Ecard here:

Also take some time to check out some YA authors doing readings of their work:

Online Newspapers

Use your library card to access local and national newspapers.

Helpful Hints

These links access newspaper databases generally used for research purposes (to locate a specific article or gather research on a topic).  The content does not include images, advertisements or classifieds.  If you are interested in reading today’s issue – here are some helpful hints to access content by date.

Boston Globe:

  • Click on The Boston Globe link above.
  • Click on “Publications” (to the right of Basic Search and Advanced Search).
  • Select desired The Boston Globe result from the results list (usually 1st item).
  • Select today’s issue or scroll down to access previous dates.

New York Times:

  • Click on the The New York Times link above.
  • Click on The New York Times icon (found in A-Z list under newspapers).
  • Under “Search Tools” select “Publication Search.”
  • Type in “The New York Times” in “List all Publications” search box.
  • Click on search result “The New York Times.”
  • You will see a list of issues starting with the current date