Amazing Women, A Women’s History Month Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

March is Women's History Month - a time to honor and celebrate the contributions and impact made by women throughout the history of our country. In the Children's Department our Author Spotlight is recognizing award winning authors and illustrators. Some of the most prominent awards for children's literature are the Newbery Medal awarded for the … Continue reading Amazing Women, A Women’s History Month Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

Stories that Inspire, A Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Services Department

"There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy." - Mark Twain Did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first American President to ride in an airplane? Did you know that Mary Parker, who was born … Continue reading Stories that Inspire, A Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Services Department

I Spy with my little eye… A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Picture puzzles, like the riddles found in I Spy books and the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine, are a lot of fun and have many educational benefits. Picture puzzles help with visual discrimination skills which are essential for reading. Solving picture puzzles improves memory skills and increases a child's vocabulary. They also engage reluctant readers … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye… A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department), A Reader’s Advisory

This month out Youth Services staff have picked out a few of their favorite books. Here are just some of the titles you can find on our special selection shelf. PICTURE BOOKS Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton Miss Teri says to check out Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It is a sweet … Continue reading A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department), A Reader’s Advisory

Mystical Traditions-Witches and Sankthansaften

As we progress further into October and approach Halloween, I thought it might be interesting to talk about another holiday that revolves around magic and witches. In America, we typically think about witches and even dress as them during the month of October as they are closely associated with Halloween. However, the end of June marked a holiday known as Sankthansaften, or Saint John’s Eve … Continue reading Mystical Traditions-Witches and Sankthansaften

What Do Animals Do in the Winter? A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Hibernating, migrating and adapting are the three things that animals can do to face cold winter temperatures. Come check out our Special Selections this month to find books about different animals and how they adjust to colder weather. We even have a several fun fiction books that feature popular Arctic and Antarctic animals like polar … Continue reading What Do Animals Do in the Winter? A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services