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Note for Readers

  • Black History Month

    Picture Books for Black History Month

    The 28 days of February will never be enough to highlight the full depth and breadth of black history in the United States and around the world. Picture books are an ideal (and beautiful) way, however, to address the gaps in our knowledge of the contributions of African Americans to History writ large.

  • 2109: you've got this. And we can help.

    2019: You've Got This. And We Can Help. Part 3.

    Did you know a third of people who make New Year’s resolutions don’t keep them past January? Free library resources can help you beat those odds.

  • sealed with a kiss book by beth ferry

    Sealed with a Kiss!

    Have you ever read a book that you just want to hug when you finish? And maybe not let anyone else touch it until you’re ready to let it go? Maybe that's just a children's librarian thing? Anyway, I had that experience with Sealed with a Kiss by Beth Ferry.

  • Caldecott Medal

    Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners Announced!

    The announcement of the Caldecott, Newbery, and other recipients of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards is a cause for celebration! Did your favorites win? Or what books will now be on your reading list? Check out our round-up (with links to our collection) below

  • 2019: You've got this. And we can help. Part 2.

    2019: You've Got This. And We Can Help. Part 2.

    Did you know a third of people who make New Year’s resolutions don’t keep them past January? It can be tough to stick to new goals, especially if it's cold and dreary outside. But venture out anyway: our librarians are here to offer free resources and cheer you on as you stick to your resolutions.

  • Required Reading I Loved

    I've taken quite a few literature classes in my day, and while some texts were a struggle to read (I still don't really know what happened in The Faerie Queene), others I couldn't put down. Here are a few of my favorite "required reading" books and their movie adaptations.

  • The Gingerbread Boy Cover Art

    Coding with Stories

    Using stories as the basis for coding games encourages children to explore early computer programming principles in a fun and interactive way.