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You're Never Too Old for a Great Picture Book

There was an opinion piece in last Sunday's New York Times that resonated with us here at the library. Pamela Paul wrote Your Kids Aren't Too Old for Picture Books, And Neither Are You, and we couldn't agree more!

March Is Women's History Month

Women’s History Month, which occurs every year in March, celebrates the extraordinary contributions of women to American history and culture.  In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month and each year a special Presidential Proclamation is issued in honor of the national celebration.  The theme for 2021 National Women’s History Month captures the spirit of these challenging times.

Happy Birthday Judy Blume!

Today, February 12, is the birthday of the incredible Judy Blume! Writing for children, teens, and adults, Blume has published books for readers in every stage of life. Her books have sold over 85 million copies and have been translated into 32 languages.

Favorite Family Read Alouds

Reading as a family isn't just fun, it builds children's imaginations and vocabularies, and expands their worlds. 

Here are our top three tips for reading aloud with kids!

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an annual tribute to generations of African Americans whose invaluable contributions to this country were achieved in the face of tremendous adversity.  Originally a week-long observance created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the event was celebrated in February to acknowledge the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  In 1976, the celebration was expanded to a month by President Gerald R.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Seniors - Update

As if dealing with an almost year long pandemic were not challenging enough, seniors are now confronted with the complicated process of signing up online for limited doses of the COVID-19  vaccine.  For those Scarsdale senior citizens who do not have the tech skills or friends or relatives to provide assistance, a group of Scarsdale High School students, led by Juliette Silk, have stepped into the breach to provide support. Juliette and her team of helpers may be reached at: Vax Helpers - Juliette Silk: 914-574-7863

And the Caldecott Award Winners Are...

The 2021 Caldecott Award winning books were announced this morning! If you're looking to read the best of the best Children's picture books that 2020 had to offer, look no further. 

And the winners are...

Caldecott Medal Winner

READING ABOUT RBG’S LIFE AND LEGACY WITH KIDS

Learn about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and legacy along with your children. These books for younger readers are perfect for sharing and starting discussions about current events.

For older children who want to learn more about this iconic American figure, the RBG documentary is streaming now on Kanopy.

CLAUDETTE'S KITCHEN - ARUGULA SALAD

 

Arugula is an impressive, distinctive, peppery tasting, green. Originating in the Mediterranean region, Arugula is a versatile green which is also known as ruscola, salad rocket, or Italian Cress. Arugula was used in ancient times as a medicinal herb and aphrodisiac. This wonderful leafy green is popular throughout top restaurant cuisines and is grown and eaten all around the world.

LOOK UP! STARGAZING WITH KIDS

While a lot of activities look different this summer, you can still count on star gazing to be as fun as ever. Wait for a clear night, grab a blanket (and maybe the bug spray), then head outside and look up!