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Book Review: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

If you enjoy Mo Willems‘ series of pigeon books, you will continue to laugh reading The Pigeon Needs a Bath!  Despite the pigeon’s filthy appearance, it refuses to take a bath.  The pigeon makes up any excuse it can think … Continue reading

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My neighbors have just moved here from China and would like to find some books in Chinese for their children. Does the library have any Chinese language materials?

The Children’s Center does have books in Chinese, as well as in a variety of other languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi, German, and French, for children of all ages. Many branch libraries also have foreign language materials. Here are some … Continue reading

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Do you have any suggestions for encouraging young boys to read? Trying to get my son to pick up a book this summer has been like pulling teeth.

Everyone knows that the best way to improve reading skills is by reading, but that can be a tough sell for boys who don’t feel like books have anything interesting to offer them.  The best thing to do is focus … Continue reading

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I’ve heard that giving children unpopular names can l have a long-term negative impact on their self-esteem. Do you have books or other resources about naming babies?

The History & Social Sciences Division has a large collection of baby books that can be checked out.  Books like these are useful resources for baby names:   Baby Names 2014: Over 8,000 of This Year’s Favorite Names by Ella Joynes … Continue reading

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I have been reading a lot about the White House initiative Educate to Innovate that aims to improve the STEM skills of American kids. What is the library doing to support this initiative?

The Educate to Innovate initiative is a commitment to provide students at every level with the skills they need to excel in the high-paid, highly-rewarding fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Thanks to a generous grant from The Dallas … Continue reading

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