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 you know?[Read more…] about Favorite Movement Songs
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 to talk about them.
Books offer a great way to not only talk about the emotions we might be feeling, but also to explore other emotions through a safe and comforting medium. Below are some newer books that explore different emotions for our youngest of readers.[Read more…] about Exploring Emotions Through Reading
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.[Read more…] about Helping Kids Learn About Apollo 11
Psst… have you heard the latest Hollywood gossip? No?! Neither have we because we are too busy checking out our five favorite children’s books written by celebs instead.
Oh, celebrities, they’re just like us. They go through airport security, and walk their dogs, and listen to podcasts. SAME! But whether they eat bread or take the bus, these celebs are still setting themselves apart by adding “Children’s Book Author” to their resumes.
Move over Kardashians, we’re talking lifestyles of the writing rich and famous.[Read more…] about Children’s Books By Celebrities
Beginning Monday, June 24, the Bensalem and Levittown branches will offer free lunches to children 18 years and younger.
The branches will serve lunch four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. The program ends on August 15.[Read more…] about Free Summer Meals at the Library
Join us on Saturday, June 22, when Summer Quest kicks off at all branches. We’ll have GIANT games, bubbles, face painting, crafts, and more! Learn about this summer’s limited-edition badges, pick up reading logs for the whole family, and enter our social media contest for a chance to win 6 VIP TICKETS to a Summer Quest performance on Saturday, June 29.
Summer Quest features a variety of free, fun activities to help kids stay active, expand knowledge, and engage with the community when school is out.
During Summer Quest families will find: entertainers and animals touring the branches, limited-edition Badge Squad: Summer Quest badges, a Design Your Own Badge contest, reading challenges, hands-on STEM activities, sensory experiences, physical challenges, arts and crafts, and storytimes.
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? [Read more…] about Kids Books That’ll Make Grown-Ups Laugh, Too!
Baby Sign Language is a unique form of wordless communication that lets babies as young as six months old, express to their caregivers their wants or needs. Non-verbal young children usually cry when trying to communicate and cannot be understood. However, learning and using Baby Sign Language will break the communication barrier, and the crying and frustration between the young child and their caregiver will disappear. When using Baby Sign Language with your child you are helping to create a connection. [Read more…] about Discover Baby Sign Language
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 vote.
Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker
This book tells the bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome
Enjoy this inspirational story and vibrant artwork about two tennis legends who were fierce competitors on the courts, but close sisters above all.
This book tells the true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who stopped at nothing to solve the unsolvable and achieve her dream.
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton
This book is the companion to Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger’s number one New York Times bestseller She Persisted. It is perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists, and little kids who are ready to take on the world.
Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor
The first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, tells her own story for young readers for the very first time.
Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice, and she knew how to use it. Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of the lawyer, educator, politician, and civil rights leader.
Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace by Tanya Lee Stone
This picture book biography tells the true story of Ada Lovelace, the woman recognized today as history’s first computer programmer.
– Recommended by Kathleen L., Collection Management Librarian