What These 5 Teen Stories Share Will Shock You

Librarian Lissa was surprised by what these 5 teen fiction stories on her recent reading list had in common– You won’t believe how you can benefit from what she discovered…

“Read” Without Words

Sometimes, reading the book aloud to the kids is the best part. But for some books, reading the illustrations together is even better. Have you “read” a wordless picture book?

Know the ABCs of Diabetes

According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Month, it is a perfect time to check out books about diabetes from the Health Information Neighborhood and diabetic recipes from the Cooking Neighborhood!

Classics Made Modern eBook Literature Discusion Group

2015 Classics Made Modern eBook Discussion

Embrace your ereader and download free classic literature to read and discuss with others. Meet monthly for enriching conversation with other interested readers. Mark your calendar with the complete 2015 schedule of books!

THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN : Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides

Get Ready For Swashbuckling Adventure

For fantasy and YA fans, Ben Tripp’s quirky new novel “The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides” is a delight.

Get kids out walking this Halloween

Spooky Steps Lead to A Healthier Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time for fun family walking and teaching children safety. Create healthier traditions together, with these tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods and family fitness books from the library.

Huge trivia event

Trivia Night Extravaganza, the most enormous trivia event yet, hits Shawnee County, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 14.

Read these picture books from Bob Shea

Teaching the Kids to Outsmart Their Parents

Young listeners will giggle with delight as smaller characters play tricks on the big characters. The stories are told with sly irony and everyone wins (and hugs!) in the end, so parents won’t mind that their children are learning to sneaky tactics for competing against bigger, more powerful opponents.

Photos of kids in Halloween costumes

Candy: The Trick is How You Treat

Small changes teach healthy habits without spoiling the fun for kids. Get ideas from library books and tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods to make your Halloween a little less scary for your health!