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Picture Books About Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about more than mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie (although, we do love those things). It's also about being grateful for what we have. Use these picture books to jumpstart conversations about gratitude.

December Literary Birthdays 2021

December can be daunting - holidays, family gatherings, cooking and decorating are meaningful but they can also result in exhaustion and sensory overload.  Add on the psychological impact of early sunsets and you have a perfect storm for stress.  How to decompress? Escape into a good book,  the ideal way to reboot your psyche and re-center your soul.  What to read?

Take & Make - Snowball Catapult

The snow is falling and... physics are calling? Read some of these snowy books on Hoopla and learn how to build a small-scale catapult! 

Celebrate the Season with a Good Book

December may be the coldest, darkest month of the year but it does have its perks: holidays and festivals, family gatherings, comfort foods - and books!

What's something you hope never goes out of style?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the sixth installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest question for you is: What's something you hope never goes out of style?

Here's what you wrote:

  • Combat boots for civilians
  • [your clever answer here]

Our next Post-it Prompt will be posted the week of January 3, 2022.

This project is brought to you by the Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department & Teen Advisory Board.

Thanksgiving E-Books

Great books are a click away. Click the covers below to check out digital copies of these Thanksgiving books recommended by Children's Librarian Nancy Wissman.

Our Favorite Hanukkah Books for Kids

Hanukkah is almost here, and we're ready with our favorite Hanukkah books for kids! From the silly to the serious, take a look at the a wide range of books to share with the younger members of the family.

Books to Read for Native American Heritage Month

Looking for something new to read? November is Native American Heritage Month, and we've selected a dozen of our children's books written by Native American authors and featuring Native American characters. 

New November Reads 2021

November is known  for many things - National American  Indian Heritage Month, Election Day,  Veteran’s Day, the onset of Daylight Savings Time and, of course, Thanksgiving.  Having survived what was, for many, a challenging year, the prevailing sentiment at having reached this final fall month is simple gratitude. One of the many things for which we are continually  grateful is the appearance of new books on the shelves - in all their glorious variety.  For starters, check out the new titles below; click on the book jacket to be taken to the link.  Happy reading!