When an Author Visits

Thu., Oct. 13
Nothing beats the excitement of an author coming to visit! At the moment we’re waiting for Kwame Alexander’s visit on Sunday, October 16th from 2:30-3:30 pm at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland.

Childhood Favorites

Mon., Sep. 26
Working in the Children’s Department, I am often reminded of books that I have long forgotten. Whether it’s a patron asking for a specific location of a book or a child in need of recommendations, some of my all-time favorites have begun to resurface right before my eyes.

Childhood Favorites

Tue., Aug. 30
Working in the Children’s Department, I am often reminded of books that I have long forgotten. Whether it’s a patron asking for a specific location of a book or a child in need of recommendations, some of my all-time favorites have begun to resurface right before my eyes.

Read Between the Gap...

Mon., Jun. 27
The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement is showing no sign of slowing down. Here is a list of titles by diverse authors that promote understanding and compassion.

Preparing Yourself for Storytime Activities

Mon., Jun. 6
Storytime and activities go hand in hand, but finding a suitable activity is often a challenge. Here are a few simple tips on pairing an activity with your storytime.

Seven Thousand Miles

Tue., Apr. 26
While I was watching cartoons and eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch on Saturday mornings, children seven thousand miles away in Sudan were experiencing a childhood that I, at 8, could never have fathomed. Here are some books that tell their stories.