The Perfect Summer Vacation Reads

As the temperature outside rises, stay cool with these perfect summer getaways: Rules of the House by Mac Barnett Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should […]

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Chalk the (Side) Walk!

Carondelet's sidewalks got a bit of a makeover this summer. Many children braved the heat to beautify the sidewalk in front of the building.  One girl was so excited about it that her mother said she had been planning what to draw all day! You can check out some of their cool creations below:

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June is Pride Month!

The St. Louis Public Library joins libraries across the county in celebrating GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and books that reflect the GLBT experience. At Central Library, in the Children’s Library there are many recently published titles on display for Pride month ranging from picture books to chapter books. Worm Loves […]

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Watch Out for Gators and Crocs!

Their scaly, green, and probably mean - check out these books about these two cool reptiles: Alligators and Crocodiles! Which one's which? Can you tell? Alligators by Adele Richardson Provides an introduction to alligators, discussing their characteristics, habitat, food, offspring, and dangers. Includes a range map, a life cycle diagram, and more facts. Snappsy the Alligator "Did […]

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Let’s Go to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!

Why not take a walk on the wild side - and visit your local zoo? And while you're at it, check out these awesome zoo stories, too! What's New at the Zoo? by Betty Comden Animals in an overcrowded zoo beg to be let out while accidentally stepping on one anothers trunks, quills, and toes. Who […]

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Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

Bugs don’t always bother and bite! Sometimes they have the best stories. Walter's Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood A triangle? A square? A circle? Which shape will make the perfect web for Walter? Lucy Ladybug by Sharon King-Chai Born without spots, Lucy doesn’t fit in with all of the other ladybugs until she discovers another way to […]

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Beep, Beep! Look out for Transportation!

Have you ever wondered how airplanes fly? Where do firetrucks live? How do you ride a bicycle? These books are here to help answer all your questions! How Does a Jet Plane Work? by Sarah Eason This series introduces young readers to the amazing world of transportation technology. Each book tackles a different form of transport […]

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Flextangles @ Barr

Looking for a fun craft that will chase boredom away? Check out Flextangles, a fidget craft you can make out of paper! Come to Barr on May 16th, 5-6pm, and make one!    

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Favorite Books for the Summer

The St. Louis Public Library’s summer reading club theme for 2017 is “Just READ!”  In honor of that, here are a few of my favorite books to read this summer. Moo! by David LaRochelle It’s only one word but, boy, does it communicate a lot! Watch out for cows! That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Reading

Cinco de Mayo is this week! But wait, what is Cinco de Mayo, actually? There is a lot more to this holiday than an excuse to eat yummy tacos. Delve into Mexican culture with these fun and festive books.   Cinco de Mayo by Katie Torpie On May 5, 1862, a small group of Mexican forces […]

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