10 Picture Books About Zoo Animals

Preschoolers love reading about zoo animals. Share these books with your young animal lovers! Bruno Munari’s Zoo by Bruno Munari Visit a kangaroo, a zebra, a camel and more in this illustrated tour of the zoo. Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown Each animal dances in a unique rhythm in this catchy book […]

10 Yucky Chapter Books

Gross out the young readers in your life with this group of yucky chapter books! Dump Days by Jerry Spinelli Best friends JD and Duke spend their summer days digging in the dump for possible treasures, terrorizing rats and dodging bullies, all while they work toward having just one perfect day. Lunch Walks Among Us […]

10 Teen Novels About European Adventures

Visit France, Portugal, Italy, England, and Ireland with these ten great teen reads set in Europe. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins In an American school in Paris Anna meets Etienne St. Clair, for whom she develops strong feelings, despite his complicated personal life. The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle Adam […]

Quick and Easy Displays for Your Library’s Children’s Room

A great way to decorate your library’s children’s room and promote reading at the same time is to organize books into creative and eye-catching displays. When I was working in the busiest library branch in Washington, DC, I didn’t always have time to sit down and plan out an elaborate display, but I still found […]

The Browsing Room: A Library Activity for First Graders

Last Spring, I worked with a group of first graders who visited my library weekly. I noticed that at the start of each visit the entire class lined up at the children’s desk to ask for specific titles by name. If the book a child wanted was not available, he basically gave up for the […]