Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology.
Library staff are available to help with:
Genealogy and family history research.
House history research.
Online and social media sharing.
Pre-literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are taught these skills in school. Singing, Talking And Reading (S.T.A.R.) are important parts of early literacy that can start at birth. If you are a caregiver or parent interested in enhancing pre-literacy development, bonding and communication with your young child, come preview our new S.T.A.R. Baby Signs class to incorporate sign language into your daily life! Taught by volunteer Ms.
Sing, dance and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
Did you know that words and music have the power to agitate, motivate, encourage and comfort people? Join us for a special musical storytime celebrating the timeless messages of peace and freedom from injustice promoted by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement!
Below are some examples of great children's books that share these themes. Click on the titles to read more about each story and use your library card to place them on hold for pick-up at the library of your choice.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Adults ages 16+ are encouraged to join us in front of our vintage fireplace for a therapeutic evening of coloring. Cozy Coloring Club will provide coloring pencils, a jumbo coloring page for extroverted group coloring as well as single coloring pages for a more individualized experience. Coloring club members are also encouraged to bring their own coloring books to share.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.
Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Have a group? Please call ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
Join us for a different activity each week - games, crafts, science experiments, and more!
Kids' Club provides a fun, yet often educational break from the school day. These activities are designed to encourage children to use their creativity and learn more about the world, as well as positively interact with other children their age.
This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Space is limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and story time starts at 9:45 a.m.
Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a special visit.
It's never too early to introduce your child to Gothic and Modern Gothic literature (or to develop a taste for it yourself). This glorious genre explores negativity in a manageable package. With supernatural elements and an exploration of feelings like unhappiness and loneliness, both Gothic and Modern Gothic literature provide a unique opportunity for readers to explore and discuss some of the more challenging and gruesome aspects of life, and to find ways to cope with scary and negative feelings in their day-to-day lives.
Historical fiction is often defined as a novel that takes place in the past. But in 2017, can a novel set in 1996 or even 2000 be considered historical? Rather: if the writer and/or reader vividly remembers a time only 15-20 years in the past, reliving that past veers into nostalgia rather than history. Then again, what if the novel is for a YA crowd who never experienced the 80s or 90s? When does it become historical? These novels all take place between 1980 and 2001 and were written by authors looking back.
Challenge #17: Read a classic by an author of color
2017 is here and a new year means new year resolutions and challenges. One reading challenge that I love to do is Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge. Instead of having people focus on a specific number of books, Read Harder challenges people to read different genres or authors that they may overlook. This year, there are 24 prompts for readers. Today we will address the 17th challenge, to read a classic by an author of color.
When reflecting on the 2017 Summer Reading theme “Build a Better World" in the context of current events, the tough topics of “Peace” and "Conflict" come to mind. Why does it seem so difficult to grasp, embody and maintain? Ideally the books from this display will prompt family discussions about peace and the ways in which you can help to nurture and share it.
Glass eyes, rag dresses, and yarn curls. There's nothing like a haunted doll to make even the bravest readers shiver. Forget that old Stephen King X-Files episode and read on for some thrilling tales that will leave you frightened, but not in pieces.Older Children Grades 3-6Doll Bonesby Holly Black
Great Dads in Children's Literature and Picture Books
One of the most important relationships in a child's life is with their father (or father-figure). In children's books, mothers are often the go-to parental figure, whether it is in the forefront or background of the story. Examples of notable fathers in children's literature can often be overlooked. Despite the generalization, good fathers do exist in books for children of all ages. In this list, new and old stories alike portray those relationships in both humans and animals. While fathers can play many roles in a child's life, they are always important.
Sometimes you need a bit of inspiration for packing lunches for work or school. The following cookbooks will provide just that spark to liven up your lunch break. The recipes are for meals that not only pack well, but are healthy, tasty, and several steps more interesting than the standard turkey and cheese sandwich.
Books to inspire girls and women to reach their full potential
Feeling dissatisfied with the obstacles that prevent women from reaching their full potential? Looking for a way to make a difference and inspire your child and the world around you to appreciate the contributions women make in society? Use these splendid resources as a tool to build confidence and gain a deeper understanding of women in the world.For Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)