DIY Frozen Treats for People and Pets

Check out these recipes to keep you and your beloved pets cool this summer.

8 Books Kids Will Actually Read This Summer

Fret not parents, these books will not only enrich your child's mind but are also hot new titles that kids will actually want to read.

Cool for the Summer

A print book with a ready-to-play audiobook inside.

Suggested Lists

Spotlight on Summer Reading

Summer Reading Mega Book List

Are you looking for some awesome books to complete your summer reading list?

Recommended Book List for Spotlight Topic

Hot Games of Summer

These games are just as hot as the temperature outside. Try out these top picks to enjoy this summer.

Early Literacy

Help your child become reading-ready with these age-appropriate tips from CPL librarians.


Learn how adults—parents, grandparents, and teachers—play a very important role in preparing young children for future school success and helping them become self-confident and motivated learners.

A public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their ability to boost children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions.

Babies are born able to process language. This phase, before children are conventional readers, is called the Early Literacy Phase. Learn how talking, having conversations, and singing helps prepare your child for success.

A national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Take a look at these recommended reading lists for each grade level curated by CPL youth librarians.


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