Staff Picks

New Children's Books

It’s cold outside, but our hearts are warmed by the arrival of new children’s books. February is definitely a season awash in colorful stories.

Fall in Love with a Good Book

Exploring Romance in Teen Space

Romeo and Juliet?  Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!  

'Ripley Under Ground' by Patricia Highsmith

Staff recommendation

No other writer can write a gruesome story about a disturbing main character who commits terrible acts and still command sympathy from the reader.

'Buck: A Memoir'

Book recommendation

M.K. Asante’s memoir, Buck, tells the story of a young man who, despite his African-centered upbringing, is drawn to the allure of the streets.

New African American History Titles

Black History Month

Check out these 2014 African-American history titles for a wealth of historical and contemporary facts:

Love is in the Air at Woodridge Library

Valentine's event + New and classic children's books for Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day! Well, it will be soon. Here at Woodridge Interim Library’s Children’s Room, we're celebrating by making scratch-off Valentine's Day cards and lollipop bouquets for our friends and family the day before (Feb. 13) starting at 3 p.m.But in the meanwhile, here are some new and classic Valentine's Day books that you can find at the library to help you start feelin’ the love.

Reader's Theatre

Featuring "Henny Penny"

Calling all readers!Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Black History Month

Fiction Choices for Children

February is Black History Month, but that doesn't mean we only need to celebrate nonfiction! Fiction can be a great mechanism to examine history and the legacy of the past, and that makes February a great time to read fiction with African and African-American protagonists. Here are some suggested children's books to read this February!

Family Story Time

Featuring Quilt Stories

Our weekly Family Story Time on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. featured stories about quilts.Here are some you may wish to read.Curl up, get cozy, and read!

D.E.'s Choice Reads

'You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will'

You Herd Me! I’ll Say It if Nobody Else Will is a thought-provoking read centered around sporting topics.

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