Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

The Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library is currently closed for a makeover and will re-open in early spring 2016. Holds will be routed to the Takoma Park Library at 416 Cedar St. NW while the Shepherd Park Library is closed. Please see the Blog tab of this page for more information.

Build Your Child’s Vocabulary provides tips for helping your preschooler learn new words.Tips include substituting synonyms (with examples), reinforcing the alphabet and rhyming.For more information, visit the preschoolers’ page.

GED Test Prep

Through the Testing and Education Reference Center, the library offers three timed, full-length GED practice tests in English and two in Spanish. The site also provides Master the GED, a book with subject reviews, test-taking tips and test strategies.  Other resources on the site are Word of the Day, a Quick Quiz, Tips and Strategies, and Test Info, Dates and Deadlines.

Pulitzer Prize Winners in Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize has been honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.Read these prize winners:Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (2009) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2008) The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2007) March by Geraldine Brooks (2006) Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (2005) The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2004) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (2003)