Category Archives: kids

I’m a teacher, and I used to bring my class to the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library every year for a tour. We always had fun exploring everything in The Children’s Center, and it was a great way for my students to become familiar with the public library. Are there any plans to make this service available again?

YES! With the increase in hours and staff, The Children’s Center is once again offering tours, and we are so excited! Teachers, or other group leaders, can schedule a tour for a day and time that best fits their schedule. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York

It was 1979 when I first read The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York, and I was scared to death, but I could not put the book down.  As a child, this book so captivated me that it became … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld

  Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature is a gorgeously illustrated picture book of collage and poetry that will delight both parents and children with its descriptions and illustrations of the natural world. Nicola Davies poetry describes the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beverly Cleary’s “First Love” Series

Beverly Cleary’s “First Love” series encompasses four books: Fifteen (1956); The Luckiest Girl (1958); Jean and Johnny (1959); and Sister of the Bride (1963).  As a child in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I vividly remember going to the … Continue reading

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When I bring my kids to storytime, we always sing such fun songs! Does the library have children’s CDs that we can listen to at home?

Yes, the Children’s Center in the Central Library and the branch libraries have a wide variety of music CDs that can be checked out. They’re great for listening to in the car and around the house! Here’s a sampling of … Continue reading

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