Kids

Did you miss our Birthday Storytime? Don't worry! Here are stories and more to have your own celebration at home!

From Storytime

Don't spill the beans! by Ian Schoenherr

 

Death and grief can be a challenge to talk about at any age or time. The following titles might help to start those difficult conversations. Simpler books are at the top of the list, but might appeal to a wider audience. Books for older readers are toward the bottom.

For additional suggestions, or for resources specific to any given situation, please ask a Reference Librarian or use our May We Suggest service.

 

Ida, always by Caron Levis
The purple balloon by Christopher Raschka

 

We are pleased to announce the addition of new databases to our collection.  Find delicious new recipes from across the world, help your student with their project on the Great Lakes, or do some research for that traveling you've been meaning to do!  Check out the list below for more info.

 

A to Z World Food: a one-stop shop for all your cosmopolitan foodie needs. Look up recipes by country or ingredient to find something tasty to try. Want to learn more about beer, coffee, spices, or sauces? Click on the Reference tab of World Food and viola! 

A to Z United States: get Jeopardy!-ready with this fact-filled resource. This database contains everything you want to know about the U.S., any of the 50 states, or territories. An excellent resource for travelers and students. 

A to Z World Travel: a great resource for travelers and researchers, World Travel includes tips for safe and secure travel including phone and electric conversion issues, and navigating the airport with a disability. This database also includes information about nightlife, food, money, banking, maps, and transportation. Bon Voyage! 

 

Michigan e-Library (MeL) has recently updated their database offerings as well, with Novelist Plus, AutoMate, MyHeritage and other new options for academic or general research.  Click here to check out these additional resources. 

Also, don't forget - our databases are available in the comfort of your own home! Simply use the My Account feature to log in to our website, then select Databases from the list on the left hand side of the screen. 

Did you miss our Books and Stories Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a bookish storytime at home!

From Storytime

A child of books by Oliver Jeffers

 

If you enjoyed reading about Kirsten Larson, the American Girl character who immigrates to the United States from Sweden in the 1850s, you might be interested in these titles.

Fiction

Lucky broken girl by Ruth Behar

Did you miss our Nature Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an outdoorsy storytime you can do at home (bonus points if you do it outside!).

From Storytime

How to knit a monster by illustrator Annemarie van Haeringen
Monster munch by 1980- Tobias Krejtschi
Ghosts by Sonia Goldie

Do you like to read books about creepy stuff, but don't want to be scared? These books feature paranormal characters without being scary. 

The underground ghosts by Dori Hillestad Butler
Lunch walks among us by James K Benton

The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist of Literature for Young People has been announced. The finalists will be announced on October 10th, so be sure to check back! See the full list of ten at the website or find the books to read from the library.

The poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by Eugene (ILT) Eugene/ Yelchin M. T./ Yelchin Anderson

Screen-Free Spree

Join us in the Children's Library as we turn off the tech and tune in to the world around us. Our iPads and AWE computers will be tucked away, but entertainment is guaranteed! Connect with new friends as you try an analog craft, activity, or game. Enjoy pop-up storytimes throughout the day, interactive play opportunities, and more. Take a break from your screen...it'll be there tomorrow!

Activities will be available all day and all ages are welcome. No registration required. 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 22 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Children's Library
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