School blues got you down? Check out these fun and whimsical books set in unique schools!
Celebrate America's Independence Day with this selection of non-fiction and historical fiction titles, geared for children ages 8-12. These books are set during the late 1700s to early 1800s.
In apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic works, the Earth's technological civilization is collapsing or has collapsed. The apocalypse event may be climatic, such as runaway climate change; natural, such as an impact event; man-made, such as nuclear holocaust or resource depletion; medical, such as a pandemic, eschatological such as the Last Judgement, Second Coming or Ragnarök; or imaginative, such as a zombie apocalypse or cybernetic revolt.
The alien invasion or space invasion is a usual part of science fiction stories and film, in which extraterrestrials invade the Earth either to exterminate and supplant human life, enslave it under an intense state, harvest people for food, steal the planet's resources, or destroy the planet altogether.
Looking to improve your communication skills? How about resolve conflicts with family effectively? Need ideas for activities to keep your children entertained during the long summer months? Come to the interactive "We Love our Family: Fun Tips for Resolving Conflicts and Getting Along!" workshop.
In honor of Pride Month, we've selected 30 LGBTQ-friendly books for young readers that celebrate families, diversity, and being true to yourself!
The steampunk genre incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk books and movies are often set in an alternative history or in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.
Space operas emphasize space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking. Set mainly or entirely in outer space, they usually involve conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons, and other sophisticated technology.
Afrofuturism combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of black people and to interrogate and re-examine historical events.
Chapter book and graphic novel read-a-likes for children who love Star Wars. Recommended for children ages 8-12.
Have you ever wondered which plants butterflies like the most? Wanted to make pasta sauce from your very own tomatoes? What about starting your very own garden inside your house? There's a book that'll teach you just that!
Instant Pot cooking has quickly become a popular new way to prepare anything from chili to yogurt. Whether you've decided to purchase one or are still on the fence, we've got some great ideas for how to use your new appliance!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out these fiction and nonfiction YA titles that depict people coping with mental illnesses, and help reduce the stigma associated with these health issues.
Watch a movie, read a book, or listen to music that highlights the rich heritage of the Asian-Pacific cultures. Also, don't miss the live Indian Dance drama based on mathematical theories, Lilavati, being performed on Saturday, May 5th.
Foster a lifelong love of reading with books for young readers about the most magical, wonderful places in the world... libraries! And we're not just saying that because we work at one. ;-)
These short novels are less than 200 pages long and a great transition for beginning readers who are maturing out of leveled reader books. Recommended for children ages 5-8.
Looking for a magical story that's familiar, yet different? Check out these new takes on iconic fairy tales!
Principal Ballerina Misty Copeland, serves as the 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair. The theme for the 60th anniversary of National Library Week, which runs April 8 through April 14, is 'Libraries Transform: Libraries Lead' with the intention of "encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time", "improving incomes and health", and "developing strong and happy family life." Join us in celebrating libraries and check out these books!