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Ebooks! Fiction & Nonfiction


Download the Axis 360 app (free!) for your device from your app store.

When you are ready to make a selection, follow the checkout procedures below:

Students -- username = your BV student ID # and the password is psms

PSMS staff Username = 90000+badge#. If your badge number is only 2 digits, use 6 zeroes. If your badge number is 5 digits, use 3 zeroes. Staff password = changeme [*although you cannot change it!]

To view the site full screen go to the Magic Wall

Happy Reading!! The item will automagically disappear from your device at the end of your checkout period.You can return a book early, renew, and place holds from the site!


Awesome Box

The Awesome Box is an alternate returns box at our library. If you checked out an item and you thought it was awesome, for whatever reason, you return it to the Awesome Box instead of the regular returns box.  We'll scan it and it will appear here!


LitPick Student Reviewer

Student Reviewer Application *$15 yearly fee for shipping for print books& ebooks, ebooks can be reviewed for no charge.  You'll need a parent/guardian with you as you complete your application

How to Submit a Review FAQ

LitPick promotes reading and writing among young adults. We are exclusively dedicated to providing preteen and teen opinions on new young adult literature by encouraging students from 4th grade through college to read and write reviews on new young adult titles.

Please become a member of our growing online LitPick community. By becoming a member, you can share your perspective on young adult literature with our student reviewers and with other LitPick members by creating new forum topic and by adding your voice to current forum discussions.

Authors, publishers, and publicists who are members will have the chance to converse with our student reviewers through the LitPick forum where there are discussions about specific books, reading, and other related young adult topics.  Parents and educators can also join in these forum discussions for insight into what books are hot among today's young adults.  

You will also receive special, member-only content, giveaways, contest announcements, and other exclusive offers. Once a month, you can also choose to receive our newsletter which highlights new and advance books that our student reviewers have liked during the preceding month.

There are two types of membership:  a Litpick membership is free and gives you access to the website and contests and giveaways only.  Student Reviewer is a different type of membership that requires you to fill out an online application, list a faculty sponsor (Mrs. Nocita), and pay an annual fee.
You cannot submit reviews unless you are a Student Reviewer.

Who are we?
LitPick is a worldwide network of preteen and teen book reviewers offering book reviews written by young adults on young adult books.

Who can become a LitPick student book reviewer?
Any student from fourth grade to college can become a LitPick student book reviewer.

Do you have to be a good reader to become a LitPick student book reviewer?
No, not at all. You just need to love to read books.

Do LitPick student reviewers get to keep the book that they review?
Yes, reviewers keep printed review books after their review is posted on our site. Reviewers can also keep eBook review copies. However, the LitPick honor code for student reviewers includes a pledge not to share print or eBook copies with anyone else out of respect for the authors and publishers who have entrusted us with these review books.


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The Impossible Knife of Memory
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NoveList Plus

Absolutely great tool for book selection, both fiction and nonfiction!  Lots of great tools to help you find the perfect book!


YALSA Book Finder App

YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

Have an iPod Touch, an iPhone or an iPad? Download the app now!

App features include:

  • a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day
  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that will show users where to find the book in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized booklist
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook

An Android version of the app is planned for later in 2013.

The app is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The app was developed by Ora Interactive.

Have a question or comment about the app or want to report a bug? Contact yalsa@ala.org.

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