Working together with parents and educators, the library is raising the next generation of readers. One part of that commitment is recognizing Week of the Young Child, April 14-20. Parents, bring the kiddos to our upcoming Week of the Young Child events and help build early reading skills.
Summer at the library offers reading rewards that you and your kid will dig. Sign up for Summer Reading today and keep kids reading all summer long. When they reach 12 hours, teens and kids receive a free book, plus lots of prizes along the way.
My ten-year-old daughter has been asking me to let her read The Hunger Games. The answer is, “Not yet,” mostly due to the novel’s child-on-child violence. But there’s another factor: Even if she read the book and the violence didn’t bother her, she still wouldn’t understand why kids are killing kids because she hasn’t yet [...]
A new family cookbook from Catherine McCord, Weelicious is subtitled “One Family. One Meal.” As a working mother, this is my dream. Being able to cook one meal that my whole family will eat. Fast, Fresh and Easy? Yes please. And if it makes leftovers or can be made ahead and frozen? Even better. I [...]
In David J’s Place we have many non-superhero graphic novels for your enjoyment. I know you already know that, but it’s good to be reminded every now and then. For the most part, these graphic novels tell stories of love, loss and hope that are common to other media like movies and traditional novels. Yet [...]
New DVDs are on the way! Here is a list of children’s DVDs that will appear soon on the library’s shelves. Many of these titles are new to the library while others may be replacements or extra copies of already owned titles. Bark, George. . .and More Doggie Tails Buddy The Chubbchubbs Dino Dan: To [...]
We found a great resource guide to help you help children cope with the tragedy.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit has finally been made into not just one but three live-action movies. Three movies? But it’s not a very long book! Oh well, we’ll trust Peter Jackson and his brilliant writing team to conjure up three excellent Hobbit films. And you can celebrate this well loved novel and [...]
The library helps get kids excited about reading. Boomer, our beloved storytime bear, travels with the library’s five Outreach Storytellers to 75 daycare centers and preschools, helping tell stories to more than 3,700 children ages 3–5 each month. Learn more about our effort to spread literacy.
New DVDs are on the way! Here is a list of children’s DVDs that will appear soon on the library’s shelves. Many of these titles are new to the library while others may be replacements or extra copies of already owned titles. Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero The Adventures of [...]
Attend our first ever Read Between the Times event Saturday, Nov. 17. How many minutes will you sit and read? Help us set a fantastically high number of minutes read on a Saturday afternoon. Bring your favorite books or read some of ours.