Staff Picks

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Tad Hills

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Tad Hills rocks!Sunday Family Funday on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Tad Hills.  

Book with a Hole

Your Friday Five

Interactive Books

Whenever I plan a story time for children, I always try to choose books that are fun and engaging.  Some of my favorite books are the ones that children can interact with. If they play a role in the storytelling, they are more likely to pay attention and have a positive attitude towards reading. Below is a list of some of my preferred interactive books for children between the ages of 2 and 5.

The Cart that Carried Martin

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'The Cart that Carried Martin'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Cart that Carried Martin by Eve Bunting is the featured piece.

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Cynthia's Favorite YA Reads of 2014

10 books that made the cut

The end of the year means that its time for reflection. In list form. With so many new books it can be hard to find one that stands out from the crowd, but here are 10 that make the cut.   Isla and the Happily Ever After 

Evil Librarian Book Cover

Who's a Villain?

"Maybe...he has a master plan to get all the points he can by charming ... [and] getting them to read a lot. Maybe it's not even his masterplan; maybe it's, like, the American Library Association's master plan, and they are stocking high schools across the country with hot young librarians as part of a massive literacy initiative." -- Evil Librarian by Micheele Knudson, page 22-23

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Friday Five

Best Children's Books 2014 lists

Welcome to Northeast Library blog series, the Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic.

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility Challenged Adults

Resources available for checkout at DC Public Library

These books can help you navigate the complexities of caring for a loved-one at home and are a great complement to the DC Public Library and Washington Home and Community Hospices' series, Caring for Bedbound and Mobility Challenged Adults, which will be at 12 neighborhood libraries throughout 2015. 

Two Speckled Eggs

Your Friday Five

Birthday Books

Welcome to Northeast Library blog series Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting birthday books! My birthday was three days ago and I'm still in the mood to celebrate. Here are a few of my favorite books to help you celebrate your birthday, whether it's this week or next year! Enjoy, friends!

Step-By-Step Crafts for Winter

Winter Reads

Recommendations for Young Readers

It's beginning to feel a lot like winter! I know winter doesn't technically begin until Dec. 21, but once the calendar turns to December my head thinks its winter - especially when it's cold out like it has been! Luckily, there are lots of great books to curl up with that let you celebrate winter from the toasty warm comfort of inside. Here are some winter books you might like:

Book covers for Adult Services December staff picks.

What We're Reading This December

Staff Picks For Our Holiday Hiatus

Are your bells a little jingled this year? Have the holidays got you spinning like a dreidel?  Take a breath and read.  We in Adult Services have been having a bit of a holiday hiatus, and we have been happily cracking the books.  Here are some of our picks: Kari

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