The Open Pages Collection: Open for Everyone

Open Pages is our newest collection that is curated to support our Second Start Adult Literacy Program, opens a new window and appeal to a broader audience. The collection features a wide range of genres such as mystery, science fiction, romance, biography, graphic novels, non-fiction, and workbooks covering mathematics, reading, writing, and workforce success. Of course, this collection is great for new and beginning adult readers, tutors, and educators, but keep reading; Open Pages has something for you too.

Some of the most popular offerings in the collection are the engaging novellas. They are 125 pages or less and perfect for someone who wants to get in and out of good story in a couple of hours. Take several with you to the beach. Think about how many of these books you can read and include in your reading log to win awesome prizes in our Adult Summer Reading Program, opens a new window.

Short reads are also available in nonfiction. Open Pages contains numerous nonfiction selections offering small digestible snippets of history, science, and culture that will pique interest, encourage further subject exploration, and expand your knowledge. If you have always wanted to increase your amount of reading, the Open Pages Collection is a great start!

Are you an ESL/ELL learner? Open Pages is your new best friend! The collection contains books written in clear simple language, visual aids, worksheets, teacher’s guides/manuals, and audio resources for deeper learning making the collection an ideal tool for language acquisition. Use Open Pages materials to start an ESL/ELL book club.

Parents and caregivers will find the Open Pages Collection valuable. Research conducted by Proliteracy illustrates that “Children of adults with low literacy skills are 72% more likely to be at a low reading level in school., opens a new window Additionally, “ A mother’s reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success, opens a new window, outweighing other factors, such as neighborhood and family income.”Open Pages provides materials to support parents and caregivers in developing their own literacy skills as well as their children’s literacy.

Are you preparing for an employment or school exam? GED? TABE? Do you need to improve or refresh your math skills? Open Pages has you covered! The collection’s math workbooks cover basic math, decimals, percentages, algebra, and geometry. Step-by step explanations are given in plain, clear, simple language with plenty of examples, problems, and answer keys.

“If I had more, I would have written a shorter letter.”  Mark Twain

Are you an aspiring short story or novella writer? Short stories can be challenging to write. Reading numerous short stories and novellas in the collection can help you grasp the elements of an engrossing short story. Who knows? You may write a book that will one day find its way into the collection. Remember, good writers are good readers!

Explore some of titles from the Open Pages Collection below. Happy reading!

Queen Serene by Greta Gorsuch

The Night Telephone by Greta Gorsuch

Vanity Fair by Diane Mowat

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Basic Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy

Breakthrough to Math

Voyager: Reading and Writing for Today's Adult

Buddha by Osamu Tezuka

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (30th Anniversary Edition) by Frank Miller

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Contract With God Trilogy by Will Eisner

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

Buck by Asante