Celebrate Black History Month with these reads for kids and teens. Titles include biographies of well-known and lesser-known historical figures, graphic novels, and picture books. [Read more…] about Children’s and Young Adult Books for Black History Month
Hoopla is a digital service that brings to your devices an enormous selection of music, movies, audiobooks, comics, and television shows. No placing holds, no waiting for delivery, no disappointed kids – you can borrow instantly up to 10 items per month with your library card.
The selections are vast – so I am going to focus on the fun of choosing materials for children of all ages. Have you ever been trapped in a car with a grumpy toddler on a long road trip? Waited for a long time in the doctor’s office waiting room? Here are some fun ways to make that time fly. [Read more…] about Hoopla for Kids
We’re excited to announce our Staff Picks for 2018! For the past four years, we’ve asked staff to recommend their favorite books published in the calendar year. Here are the children’s books they loved most in 2018. Staff Picks for young adults and adults will be published over the next week.
If you are looking for more suggestions for children’s books, stop into your local branch and ask for our Holiday bookmarks that list titles perfect for gifting to younger book lovers.
See 2018 Staff Picks for: Young Adult Literature, Adult Fiction, and Adult Nonfiction.
[Read more…] about Staff Picks 2018: Best Children’s Books
Children are naturally active, but like adults, they’ll move more if they’re having fun doing it. If you’d like to encourage your child to get physically [Read more…] about Roar like a Lion, Jump like a Frog
It’s human nature to look ahead. So if you have a child in preschool, you’re probably already thinking ahead to the day your child starts kindergarten. [Read more…] about How to Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten
Playing with wooden blocks: a fun, creative way for kids to learn grown-up skills like collaboration, negotiation, measurement, and balance.
In a recent article in Scientific American, Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, notes [Read more…] about The Need for ‘Pretend Play’ in Child Development