Staff Picks

'iPad for Dummies'

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2014

iPad for Dummies coverGot a new iPad? Check out the new iPad for Dummies now available at Cleveland Park Library. 

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King PictureIn continued celebration of our great friend, Martin Luther King Jr., the children’s room will host a special story time and activity during our Family Funday Sunday.

Please join us in the Children’s Room at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Here are six books to learn more Martin Luther King Jr.:

Katie's Picks

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

When I was a kid, reading was all about secret spaces and hiding spots. I would read in cupboards with a flashlight, climb trees and nestle in a crook with a book, crawl under beds, hide behind sofas, and squeeze into closets in order to be by myself and become enveloped in whatever world my current book would take me.

These five recommendations from the past are not just great books for the 8-12 set; they're also perfect reads for the reader with a secret spot because they're filled with mystery and magic and secrets and spaces. Enjoy.


Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
My Daddy March On!

A Book Review

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

africaismyhomeI am sure that you have heard of the slave ship Amistad, and the mutiny that took place on board. But did you know that there were four children on board the ship?

Some of 2013's best cookbooks

Published on Friday, January 10, 2014

This year was a bumper crop of stellar cookbooks. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites and, of course, my biases come through.

I love ethnic food and I’m becoming more and more fascinated with inventive and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. Below are six of the best cookbooks that were published in 2013.

Family Fun Time in the Children's Room

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Image from http://content.mycutegraphics.com/graphics/pirate/pirate-kid.pngAhoy, me hearties!  

On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m., join us in Ye Olde Children's Room for a pirate-filled hour of crafts and games.  

Fun for all ages -- bring the whole swashbucklin' family!

In addition, here are a few great pirate picture books to get ye started!

Featuring 'The Fisherman and His Wife'

Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

"The Fisherman and His Wife" book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014

bookcoverFollow along in Welcome to Lovecraft, as a new world is unlocked for two brothers and their sister in the aftermath of their father's murder.

Youth Services Librarian Lauren shares some picks

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

There is so much new children's literature out there, and a lot of it is great. But somehow, if you're a voracious reader, it can still be difficult to find that one book in the sea of many that both a) sounds appealing, and b) you haven't already gobbled up.

So instead of waiting around for the next book that calls your name to be published, why not try something older? After all, everything old is new again. Here are five of my favorites from 18, 20, 35 years ago -- books that I truly believe still hold up today. Most of them will be of interest to the 8- to 13-year-old set.

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