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May 2021 Literary Birthdays

If April is the cruelest month, according to T. S. Eliot, then perhaps May is the most hopeful - season of rebirth, renewal and all the energy and creativity inspired by longer, lighter, warmer days.  Take a look at these titles by some of the fortunate authors whose birthdays occur in May and whose works provide endless consolation and inspiration in the best and worst of times. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month was established by the Federal Government nearly three decades ago to commemorate the many contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to  the history and culture of the United States. The month of May was specifically chosen because it coincides with two historic events for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On May 7, 1843, a fourteen year old boy named Manjiro was the first Japanese immigrant to arrive in the United States.

Picture Books to Read with Moms

Mother's Day is right around the corner! What better way for a library to celebrate the special women in our lives than through stories.

May the 4th Be With You!

It's that time of year again! May the 4th is Star Wars Day and we’re here to help you celebrate with books galore from your favorite galaxy far, far away.

The titles below are only some of the wonderful Star Wars books available at the library. Click the cover you want to learn more. And to browse even more Star Wars titles click over to Overdrive or Hoopla

May the 4th be with you!

Mother's Day 2021

Mother’s Day is upon us again and, thankfully, this year’s celebration finds us in a happier place than in 2020. With tentative steps we can now reach out to each other for hugs and limited family gatherings, a reality that would make Anna M. Jarvis, founder of the special day, very proud. Following the death of her mother in 1905, Philadelphia resident, Anna M.

Every Day is Earth Day

While Earth Day may be celebrated every April 22, really every day we live on this plant together is Earth Day! Check out just a few of our favorite books about this beautiful world and ways that we can protect it.

Take & Make - Rainbow Collage

If you registered for and picked up a bag, you'll have what you need for this craft ready to go. But even without the bag, you can still follow our video instructions to add some color to the final few weeks of winter with a torn paper rainbow collage. 

Tales of Luck and Lore from Ireland

Irish tales are steeped in tradition and handed down through generations. Every storyteller adds  their own interpretation and  flourish to the tale.