We’re thrilled to announce our new badge program for children ages 3—5: Let’s Play School! With Let’s Play School children can complete challenges to earn cloth patches, and they’ll have fun while working on core language, motor, and cognitive skills. Visit your branch to pick up Let’s Play School activity cards or download them from […]
Books Make Perfect Gifts
If you have young readers on your holiday shopping list, we’re here to help! From board books to picture books, from easy readers to graphic novels and young adult fiction, we have suggestions to help you find the perfect gifts. To make it easier for you, we’ve created bookmarks listing these titles — take them […]
Read Along with Hoopla
Did you know that Hoopla offers read-along books to help your child develop their reading skills? Follow along as a professional narrator reads your child a story. Each word is highlighted as it is read, so your child can read along. Pages turn automatically, or you can toggle the settings to pause between pages and […]
Favorite Movement Songs
Music adds something special to every occasion. Our storytimes are no exception! We always begin and end with a song. Often, we look for ways to incorporate movement and music because it perfectly complements the books we read. I’ve compiled a list of our favorite movement songs for our storytimes. How many of them do […]
Exploring Emotions Through Reading
Have you ever seen your little one go from happy to sad to angry back to happy in a split second? Our little ones experience an array of emotions over the course of a day, just like we might. Even though we understand that emotions are a part of us, sometimes we find it hard […]
Helping Kids Learn About Apollo 11
Across the country we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed two men on the Moon. Kids can learn more about the people involved in this historic spaceflight and the science behind it and get answers to some of the mysteries of our universe by diving into the following books.
Summer Quest: Books for Kids
Help your kids grow their Summer Quest reading minutes with these great books. Don’t forget to have them log their minutes on a Summer Quest reading log! They’ll be able to use their minutes to vote for an animal donation to Heifer International.
Kids Books That’ll Make Grown-Ups Laugh, Too!
When bedtime rolls around it can feel like a never-ending process…baths, teeth to be brushed, pajamas, and then storytime. Doesn’t it feel like the kids always pick the longest book ever? Why not make storytime fun for you as well by reading the following books together?
Eight Picture Books for Women’s History Month
Celebrate Women’s History Month with your child with these new picture books written about strong women who made a difference in our world. Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand This is an inspiring picture book with gorgeous illustrations about ten suffragists who fought for women’s right to […]
Celebrating the Best Literature for Kids
The Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys, the Grammys…these are world famous award ceremonies viewed by millions. But have you ever heard of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The American Library Association Youth Media Awards, including the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Printz Awards, represent the best literature and media for youth. They are selected […]