2021 Winter Reading Challenge – Challenge Ends 2/28/2021- Complete 5 out of 10 badges to be eligible for the final prize drawing

Hot Reads for Cold Nights: Award Winning Books

This Winter, the Dexter District Library is offering a Winter Reading Challenge – Hot Reads for Cold Nights: Award Winning Books. To make it easier for everyone to participate in a way that helps maintain the safety and health of our community we will be using Beanstack for an online experienceParticipants will also have the opportunity to pick up an offline, paper version, of the program.  This year’s Winter Reading Challenge, “Hot Reads for Cold Nights: Award Winning Books,” kicks off on January 1, 2021 and continues through February 28. The program is for adults and teens (ages 12 and up).

Registration is easy and can be done using the new Beanstack platform at https://dexter.beanstack.org.  (Note: if you participated in the most recent Summer Reading Program you will be able to login to your existing Beanstack account on January 1, 2021 and select the Winter Reading Challenge– Hot Reads for Cold Nights: Award Winning Books)

For those choosing to participate offline, you can register by calling the Library at 734-426-4477. Registered participants will be able to pick up their paper version of the challenge on or after Wednesday, December 30.

About Beanstack:

Beanstack is a free online service that offers an innovative new way to connect readers of all ages with books and reading activities that match each person’s interests, age and reading level. It also includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account. You can also log reading and complete activities using the Beanstack Tracker app for Android or iOS.

Children’s Virtual Art Gallery

Thank you to all of our Children’s Virtual Art Gallery contributors.  Your masterpieces have turned this page into a wonderful tribute to the young talent in our community.  Please take the time to browse the site and enjoy the amazing art and sculptures.  This page will be displayed all throughout December.

RBDigital / OverDrive merger

Due to a corporate merger, Dexter District Library will be moving our RBDigital downloadable audiobooks from RBdigital to Download Destination. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great audiobooks you loved in the RBdigital app as they will soon be available in the Libby app from OverDrive.

The transfer of content is slated to take place at 8:00 am on Thursday, 9/24 and will coincide with a brief service outage of our Download Destination platform; after-which, the RBDigital titles will begin to show up.

If you currently have an audiobook checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book.

For the time being, digital magazines will still be available on the RBdigital app as a date for magazine transfers to Download Destination has not yet been set.

PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.  PebbleGo content includes: animals, science, biographies, social studies, and health.

PebbleGo Next provides 3rd-5th grade students with hundreds of curriculum-connected articles designed for their specific needs in biographies, sciences, social studies, state studies, and American Indian history.

Click here to access PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next.