Bunny Tales

Just in time for spring, here's a whole list of bunny books - so hop to it!   Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal A clever take on the age-old optical illusion: Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! A smart, simple story that will make readers of all […]

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Celebrating the Beloved Children’s Author Patricia McKissack

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Beloved children's author and St. Louis native Patricia McKissack passed away this past week at the age of 72. Three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for her books A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter, Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters, and Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, the latter […]

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Carondelet is Celebrating Easter with 3D Eggs!

Easter is around the bend and Carondelet is celebrating in a unique and crafty way: 3D Easter eggs. Kids visiting the Carondelet branch put together and decorated their own eggs and had a lot of fun in the process. Check out some of the amazing final products below:

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Walnut Park is Celebrating National Math Month!

"Math.  It's just there...You're either right or you're wrong.  That's what I like about it." -Katherine Johnson Math comes in many forms. Check out some of the books below to start your math adventure: Mummy Math by Cindy Neuschwander When the Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial site of […]

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Reading Pays – Pass it On! with Tricia Springstubb

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Meet author Tricia Springstubb on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Schlafly Branch, 225 North Euclid Avenue. Tricia Springstubb’s novel, Cody and the Fountain of Happiness, has been chosen as St. Louis Public Library’s Spring 2017 Reading Pays—Pass It On! title. Cody is looking forward to a great summer vacation, but dealing with her mopey […]

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Colorful Poetry and Reading Pays

Third, fourth and fifth grade classes at Gateway Elementary listened to a passage from SLPL’s spring Reading Pays – Pass it On! book, Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb, and discussed the figurative language used by the author to describe Cody and Spencer’s feelings.  Students then had the opportunity to flex their […]

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The Books that Travel Through Time

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

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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