Today the American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the Michael L. Printz Award. The Young Adult Library Services Association awards the Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Printz Winner

The poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

The American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the Randolph Caldecott Award. This award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Caldecott Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Caldecott Winner

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children awards the Newbery to the books deemed the most outstanding contributions to children's literature. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Newbery Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Newbery Winner

 

Did you miss our Snow Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own wintery storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Into the snow by Yuki Kaneko

When the weather outside is frightful, the Library has you covered. Check out entertaining and educational video from the library without leaving the comfort of your home, with streaming video from Kanopy or Hoopla (or both!). These services offer movies and television for all ages, and its content is always available with your CPL card. 

Did you know that Kanopy Kids specializes in curating collections of mindful entertainment for developing minds? Both Kanopy and Hoopla offer a wide assortment of animated children's tales, including classics such as The Snowy Day-one of our favorites! Click here to learn more about Kanopy Kids.  
 

This past week we had a lovely time in Family Storytime discussing our favorite books! What is your favorite book? Here are the ones we read and some of my personal favorites to kick your reading into high gear.

Stories and Songs from Storytime

January brings with it a lengthy list of new titles in Large Print. The full range of new Large Print offerings can be found here. This list is updated as additional titles are ordered. 

If you prefer to browse in-person at the library, new Large Print titles are displayed across the top of the shelves in the Large Print area as well as on the sides of each shelf range. Just look for the yellow "New" sticker!

Also available in: print | e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

When Armand Gamache receives a peculiar invitation to an abandoned farmhouse, he discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and learns that none of the three executors had ever met the elderly woman . . .

Liar, liar [large print] by 1947- James Patterson
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Detective Harriet Blue from Never Never is back. And she is hunting her brother's killer. Detective Harriet Blue is a good cop on the run, and now there is a price on her head. However, Harriet is not the only one who has gone rogue. A known killer roams free, searching for his next victim, and leaving a grisly trail to the scene of a long-abandoned cold case. As the police race to save one of their own, Harriet edges toward the dark side. At stake are her innocence and her freedom.

Research has established a strong link between gratitude and greater, personal happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state can grow stronger with use and practice.

We know that opportunities to feel and express gratitude are an important part of living your best life in 2019. This is why our Spark Your Year Workbook includes a Gratitude Tracker Spark Sheet to help you cultivate gratitude on a regular basis. Print this sheet often and use it to reflect on the good in your life. 

Spark Your Year: Make It Happen

Have you already lost sight of your NY resolutions – or just need a boost to help you stay focused? Did you know that many people start the year out in January making New Years Resolutions, over 80% fail by the second week of January? Sometimes all it takes to help us move forward is a little introspection and help from others to help see things differently.  

Using CPL’s Spark Your Year program worksheets we will explore how to identify areas in your life to focus on, learn how to set intentions for your best year ahead, and create a plan for how to make it happen. 

This program is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, February 20 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

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