Do words matter? What happens when someone uses angry words or does not tell the truth? How do kind words like "please" and "thank you" help others? This selection of children's books showcases the power of words. Recommended for ages 3-6.
This booklist was inspired by a list created by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) to share the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace. For more books about peace, see our Peace Begins With Me booklist.
September is National Preparedness Month. Make sure you have a plan for you and your family. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. This list of books can help give you ideas on what to do in case of disasters that may hit in your area.
For anyone preparing to enter the job market or just polishing up your skills on paper, your resume is something that needs be updated regularly. Transform yours into the perfect resume that will allow you to stand out amongst others. Learning how to put one together or simply just updating your resume just got easier with this booklist!
Here are some great graphic novels based on popular TV shows and movies! From turtles to dinosaurs, from sky bison to UFOs, if you loved watching them on screen, you'll want to check out these graphic novels featuring the characters we know and love. These are graphic novels that you can check out and read from anywhere on a computer, tablet, or smart phone using our ComicsPlus database! All you need is your Alvin Sherman Library Card!
Yarn arts like knitting and crocheting are full of benefits. You can learn a new skill, relieve stress, and end up with something beautiful when you’re done! Check out just a few of the library’s great knitting and crocheting guides for beginners:
First day jitters? Help put your little ones at ease with a selection of charming, humorous, and uplifting books about school. This list, geared toward students in primary grades, will focus on the worries and wonders of a child's (and teacher's!) very first day at school.
Figuring out what's going on with your vehicle can be seriously overwhelming. The library can help! Check out these great resources that will teach you to care for your car like an adult.
Celebrate International E-book Day by reading or listening to bestsellers through your mobile device. Happy reading!
Periods of social unrest can be difficult to understand and especially to live through; still, they make up the fabric of our nation. For generations, protest and social activism have taken on many shapes and forms and have helped to create the world we live in today. This book list, which includes books for even the very young (found toward the top of the list and proceeding in order toward books for teens) highlights some some of the people and events, both well known and obscure, that have brought about change in the world.
Discover the power of play and adventure. Being active is an important part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions for both children and adults. Check out this list of books for some great ideas for next outdoor adventure!
July is the month of Social Wellness Awareness. It means giving and receiving support. Check out this list of books to help get back on track in rediscovering your confidence in your mental and physical state as well as balance in your financial, domestic and work life.
Spread awareness about our Earth’s magnificent oceans. Take a look at this list of books to see the different resources and life the oceans provide.
Increase your daily consumption of fresh produce. This list of books is a great way to introduce or keep up a healthy lifestyle with delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes, so take a trip down to your local farmers market and try something new.
Sometimes it’s great to get a new take on an old classic! If you liked these classic novels, check out the graphic novel adaptations and see how they compare to the originals! These are all graphic novels that you can check out and read from anywhere on a computer, tablet, or smart phone using our ComicsPlus database! All you need is your Alvin Sherman Library Card!
E-books exploring the philosophical and emotional reasons parents, guardians and others decide to become a home educator. Practical guides are also included such as what to areas of focus home educators may want to concentrate on.
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? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this list is for you! Check out any of these items using your Alvin Sherman Library card and don't forget to come to the interactive "We Love our Family: Fun Tips for Resovling Conflicts and Getting Along!" workshop.
Try a thriller by International Bestselling Author Lisa Unger. Her novels have sold more than 2 million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages.
June is Great Outdoors Month so stay hydrated and energized while you take in your upcoming adventure! Spend your summer planning your next endeavor with a little help from these books on this list. Meant for all ages, this list will give you tips and guide lines on how to “outdoor” safely. Your adventure awaits!
June 21st is International day of yoga! Celebrate Yoga Day with some sun salutations, meditation, or just brushing up on your asanas! Don’t know where to begin? This booklist caters to all yogis of any level or age and in your deepest stretch, you will be able to relax, unwind, and find peace. Begin the evolution of self while learning the key components of yoga.