" A great nation is a reading nation."
Week has been celebrated nationally in libraries, schools,
bookstores, clubs - any place there are children and books -
since 1919! Founded on the idea that children's books
change lives, we take this opportunity to celebrate the
amazing choices we have in books that teach, inspire, make us
laugh, and leave a lifelong impact.
Stop by the library and
be a part of our weeklong celebration of great books, fun
activities and cool prizes!
For Preschool -
Find the famous - but hidden! -
storybook characters in the Children's department.
For Grades 4-6
Grab your library card and go online to
answer four quick questions about popular books! Great
prizes await successful searchers!
Storytime - "Icky Sticky Stories"
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00
For children who are toddlers through
first-graders and their parents or
Families are invited to this special
evening storytime that will feature fun stories and songs
about all things yuck! Wear your pajamas and bring your
favorite stuffed animal. Advanced
in-person registration is required for this
Wild About Jungle Animals
"Read to Me"
May 5 - May 31
Elephants, monkeys and
birds, Oh, my! Join the Wild About Jungle
Animals book club and share stories about favorite
jungle animals with your pre-reader. Just check out and read two books about each featured
animal each week to receive wild weekly prizes! Register
at the Children's Reference Desk beginning Monday, May
5th. Remember: it's a jungle out there!
Honor children, literacy, and the
importance of family, language and culture by
Also known as the Day of the
Child, this international holiday celebrates children around
the world. Families are invited to a special
celebration in Children's Services on Wednesday,
April 30 at 7:00 p.m. for songs, stories, crafts and
treats. The program will be presented in
Guitar Sounds of of
Trio los Magníficos
Sunday, May 4 at 2
Singer-guitarists, Trio los Magníficos, will
treat us to beautiful melodies from Hispanic cultures from
around the world. Viva la fiesta!
Family Movie in Spanish - Bee
Saturday, May 24 at 2
Join us for a family movie in Spanish in
the Lincoln Room! Enjoy snacks and drinks while watching
a family-friendly movie on the library's big screen with
surround sound. There is no cost to attend.
Saturday, May 10 at
Teen detective Nancy
Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles,
where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a
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