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Warm & Cozy Family Reads

The holidays are over and we're left with a lot of mostly cold, mostly gray weather... the perfect weather for snuggling inside with a good book! So heat up some hot chocolate, put on your coziest slippers, and curl up with one of these wonderful, wintery reads. 

A New Year, A New You

Inherent in every ending is  a beginning; in December, we reflect back on the past year while in January we anticipate the future with cautious optimism. In the spirit of a new year, who  has not committed to resolutions for a better life, a better self, a better world?

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.