We’re encouraging children to decorate or write on a Dream Cloud to form a massive cloud in the Kids Library. Local kids’ dreams will be on display in June and July. Dream Cloud template available inside this post. Completed dream clouds are due back to the library June 1.
Kids can write or draw their dream – or dreams – inside the cloud shape
This children’s picture book will appeal to those adults with a yarn stash full of possibilities. For kids, in addition to the beautiful story of creating, sharing and brightening the town through colorful knitting, there is a bad guy who wants to steal the yarn box!
It was Friday, the last day of Spring Break. Parents and grandparents were looking for something for the kids to do. The Library just happened to have a program for kindergarteners through second graders at 3 pm, Cooking With Dr. Seuss. Since March is Dr. Seuss’s birth month, using the cookbook, Green Eggs and Ham […]
Join Nate as he discovers that being away from his daughter for a week is a lot harder than he thought it would be.
Wednesday is World Read Aloud Day. The Day’s purpose is to emphasis the importance of reading. Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate. The library has a list of great books to read aloud to your child. Find out why reading aloud is important.
A new book from folk singers Nerissa Nields and Katryna Nields offers all families (even the ones who don’t consider themselves “musical”) ideas and instruction. Plus, watch a video of Lissa and her sister singing a Nields song together on a car ride with a 2 year old. Because that’s what making music as a family is all about!
Judy Blume’s, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, from the Fudge series, is the book upon which our next Read the Book, See the Show event is based. The Fudge series is a favorite with young readers. But even if you’re family isn’t familiar with it, bring the kids in to our event Feb 1 […]
A new display of books is meant for busy parents –Just reach out and snag a bundle of picture books for your family – all chosen with care by an experienced children’s librarian around a central theme and even tied up with a cute ribbon!
Reading is the basis for everything. Whether it’s success in school or in day-to-day stuff like grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant. School isn’t that far off for ShaMecha Simms’ 4-year-old boy, Tatum. They frequently use the library to work on his reading skills, and she credits the library with many of Tatum’s reading […]
Join Nate as he discovers that his daughter means it when she lets him know she doesn’t like peas.
Here are some great reads for kids and teens compiled by the Youth Services staff here at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.