Blog Entries

Department
Tags
Staff Member

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!

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!

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

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Come on out, the weather’s hot! Whether you’re out camping, exploring the great outdoors, or just looking for some backyard fun, we’ve got plenty of books to help fuel summer adventures.

Picture Books for Pride Month

You know that June is Pride month, but did you know that it’s also Rainbow Book Month!? These are just a few of our favorite picture books celebrating LGBTQ+ children and families available to check out with your library card. 

Books for Young People About Civic Engagement

In a democracy everyone has a voice, including kids! These books are conversation starters about the many ways kids can use their voices to make a difference in their communities and in our world.

Anti-Racist Resources

As we seek to understand the deep injustices that have led to this current situation of unrest and calls for urgently needed change, our librarians have come together to produce a list of titles for Adults, Teens and Children that focus on anti-racism. In addition to these lists, there are a number of excellent documentaries dealing with systemic injustice on Kanopy, many of them listed here.

Coping

May is Mental Health Awareness Month; it is almost a certainty that many of us are seeking support for ourselves or our loved ones during these times.

Get Ready, Get Set, Garden!

We might have had a few chilly days over the past couple of weeks, but it’s quickly becoming clear that spring is here! If you’re itching to get outside, starting a garden is a fun, safe way to spend time outside with kids. It can be as simple as planting a seed in a pot, or as complex as starting your own victory garden. There’s a fit for every family! Here’s a collection of amazing resources for you, no matter the scale of your project.