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Panda Photo

Celebrating Pandas!

National Panda Day is March 16 and the West End Library will celebrate! Have some fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate pandas with your children.  

Children's Librarian, Yvonne Harris wearing a classic Seuss hat with a kid who participated in the mini read-a-thon.

Hey Kids, Reading is Fun!

Read Across America

Read Across America is a nation-wide celebration of reading that falls on or around Dr. Seuss’ birthday designed to engage kids in reading books. Despite the recent controversy surrounding a lack of diversity in Dr. Seuss' books, we displayed some of Dr. Seuss works that showcased his trademark illustration style and rhyming that we all grew up on being read to at bedtime, gathering in classrooms for story time, or leaning how to rhyme by reading a book with family and friends. We kicked off a mini read-a-thon of classic Dr.

book cover of I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

I am Every Good Thing StoryWalk®

I am  a nonstop ball of energy.  Powerful and full of light.  I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.

book cover of My People by Langston Hughes

My People StoryWalk®

The night is beautiful, so the faces of my people. These beautiful words are echoed in Hughes's eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.  Enjoy the My People by Langston Hughes StoryWalk® starting February 16th - 28th. 

a book cover of Blizzard by John Rocco

Blizzard StoryWalk®

The one blizzard that I can vividly recall as a kid is the Blizzard of 1996. On January 7-8, the city nearly came to a halt. It was so much snow, around 17 inches and other parts of the region saw between an estimated of 24-25 inches of snow.

book cover of I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

A Holiday Story for the Family

The holiday season is among us. The Parklands-Turner Library wants to get you in the festive mood with a couple of activities. We got crazy holiday socks, gnomes, gingerbread houses, and a holiday movie marathon. Let's start with this month’s StoryWalk® featuring “I Got the Christmas Spirit,” written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison.

Reader's Theatre Marquis Graphic

Reader's Theatre

A Year of Stories

Reader’s Theatre shared a dozen diverse seasonal stories in 2021. The monthly live events showcased books, crafts, and local talent.  Enjoy a look back at the year past and join us for more events in 2022.  

Parent and child reading story outside library

Stories in our Windows

Each month the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library features an exciting new story displayed in the windows. The story can be read in its entirety from outside the building - so the library does not have to be open for you to enjoy it.  Start with the Windows closes to the Subway store... and follow along to the story's conclusion. Once you are finished, come inside and grab a take-home kit or participate in a scavenger hunt based on the story.