The new Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, opens June 16. Join Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Cheh, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and members of the Library Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities to celebrate the new Cleveland Park Library.
Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.
Virtually every child has a phase where they are fascinated by cars, trucks and anything else that moves people or things. It is one of the most common questions I get asked and while it is easy to point people to the non-fiction section on cars and trucks (629.2) or trains (385) it can be harder to find picture books on those beloved subjects. Here's a list of some of my favorites.
Are you a fan of the lovable monsters known as Pokémon? This is the club for you! Do you have no idea what a Pokémon is, but you want to make friends and have some good, silly fun? This is alsothe club for you!
Did you know that audiobooks are one of the fasting growing ways to read a book? If this is news to you, welcome to your new obsession! There’s no better way to multi-task while cooking, driving, working out or when you can’t easily keep your eyes on the page. Audiobooks have come a long way from “books-on-tape,” and the library has lots of ways to enjoy them.
Picture books are a great resource for stories to read aloud to your child -- short, engaging and lusciously illustrated they are quite literally made to be shared together. However this list is for the reader and listener who are looking for something a bit more involved than a picture book but thematically still appropriate for younger listeners. (For picture book suggestions here is a link to a list I made of some of my favorites.)
Looking for something a little more complicated than Elephant and Piggie, but not quite ready to read Harry Potter? Beginner chapter books can be tricky to find especially since in my cases they are on the same shelf as longer chapter books. This guide highlights a few of my favorites of the genre.
Zoey and Sassafras by Asia Citro
Mysteries of all types in the land of wine and cheese
Get swept up in the land of wine, cheese...and mysteries. This collection of novels, murder mysteries, and non-fiction all take place in France where the background has no shortage of terrior (or sense of place). There is something for everyone, whether you like true crime, cozy mysteries, or dark puzzles. Bon Voyage!