Know a reader who’s ready to charge ahead into chapter books? There’s no greater rite of passage in a growing reader’s journey than the transition from easy readers to chapter books. You can help your young reader make a smooth transition by looking for titles with interesting stories, large text, big spaces between the lines, […]
November is National Picture Book Month! As a children’s librarian, I love a good picture book, but what makes picture books so important? As children, picture books are our first form of literature. They are a bonding experience between parents, caregivers, teachers, and children. They allow us that first glimpse into worlds like our own […]
Because of the pandemic, many books that were due to be published last spring had their publication dates pushed back to fall. So many highly-anticipated titles have hit the shelves recently that you might have missed hearing about some other great reads. Our Collection Management Specialist recommends these fiction and nonfiction titles.
I love it when the weather turns cool and you can start to wear sweaters. It’s my favorite time of year. When the leaves turn and fall, and the smell of rot clings to the air like hungry ghosts suffering from denial. I love Halloween when you can put on a costume and pretend to […]
Love the Baby-Sitters Club and looking for more great reads? These books are full of friends, humor, and lots of heart! Graphic Novels El Deafo by Cece Bell Having lost her hearing at the age of four, Cece has trouble fitting in and making friends. But then she discovers that her hearing aid gives her […]
Does the crisp October air have you and your kids hankering for some spooky reads? Do you long to stretch your skeleton out on the couch with a cup of your favorite ghoulish hot beverage and page through a chilling tale? Have your little ghosts and werewolves been pestering you for creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky books this season? Then it’s […]
Make learning fun with our vast selection of kids and teen eMagazines on Flipster. This digital collection is packed with information and activities that are sure to engage curious young minds and help inspire kids and teens to learn and make sense of the world around them.
Enola Holmes has been released on Netflix, but did you know it was based off a book series by Nancy Springer? The series follows Enola, the younger sister of the famous Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, as she tries to solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance. Along the way she becomes a private detective who […]
Summer may be winding down, but warmer temperatures will be with us for a while. So, to get your mind off the warmth and mugginess of late summer in Pennsylvania, we’ve pulled together some books set during the winter (or in a snowy climate) to help you “cool off” or at least imagine that you’re […]
One of the things I looked forward to when the library reopened was looking through all of the new books. We have gotten a bunch in that are exciting and waiting for you to check out. I’ve picked just a few from my TBR list that you might not know about. Black Sunday by Tola […]