The Books that Travel Through Time

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Is time travel possible? Perhaps time machines haven’t been invented yet, but we’ve got the next best thing: books, the ultimate time machines. Pick up one of these time-travelling books and share the magic of science and the past! Oh No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett In Oh No! (2010), Barnett and Santat introduced an overachieving […]

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Adoption Awareness Month

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November is Adoption Awareness Month. So many wonderful books tell the story of adoption. In order to support those we know and love who have been adopted and to increase awareness about adoption, take a look at some of these fantastic authors and their varied stories about adoption. Dara Palmer's Major Drama by Emma Shevah Dara […]

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Tales from Storytime

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Two-year-olds from Beginning Futures Daycare visited Julia Davis Library for storytime with Youth Services Provider, Jane Maxfield. After enjoying a storytime including Lola Loves Stories, Where the Wild Things Are, Books for Me, Shoes for Me, and Lola Reads to Leo, these toddlers made their way to the children's area and sat down to do some […]

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Tales from Storytime

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Kindergarten students from Ashland Elementary visited Julia Davis Library for a special fall-themed storytime with Youth Services Provider, Jane Maxfield.  You can recreate this fun storytime at home by checking out these great fall books selected by Jane: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert A Is for Autumn by Robert […]

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Monster Reads

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Check out these great read-alouds, perfect for storytime with your little monsters! Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems Monsters are supposed to be good at one thing – scaring people! However, one little monster, Leonardo, just can’t seem to do it. No matter how much he growls and roars and makes his scariest faces, […]

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All About Alligators

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What’s the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Want to find out? Check out these awesome stories about alligators and find out what they’re all about! Alligator or Crocodile? by Melissa Stewart Explains to young readers how to tell the difference between alligators and crocodiles. If You Ever Want to Bring An Alligator to School, […]

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Back to School

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August is here and for families city-wide, that means one thing – it’s time to head back to school. For many kids (and maybe some parents, too) heading back to class or starting school for the very first time can stir up a lot of feelings. Whether you’re relieved and excited or nervous or scared, […]

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2nd Annual Comic Con @ SLPL

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Central Library ended July with a bang! The library’s second annual mini comic con was fun for all ages. Attendees came dressed as their favorite characters and kids had the chance to participate in Jedi Training Academy in the children’s library. Take a look at some of the fun below:

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Fractured Fairy Tales

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You know Cinderella, the three little pigs, Goldilocks, and their stories. These books feature those characters, but they aren’t exactly the stories you’re used to. These playful stories bend the familiar to create their own take on fairy tales. Good Night, Baddies by Deborah Underwood Wicked witches. Evil queens. And big, bad wolves. By day […]

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Hats Off to Reading!

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Baseball caps, top hats, sun hats, party hats… there are so many kinds of hats! These stories celebrate hats and the people who love them! Hat by Paul Hoppe A boy and his mom happen upon a lone hat in the middle of the park. It’s bright red, and fits Henry just right. Turns out, […]

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