Staff Picks

Zombie Makers book cover

Your Friday Five

Non-boring Nonfiction for Tweens

Let's face it: sometimes informational books, especially those published for kids, can be formulaic or uninspiring in both their packaging and their content.

"Doctor All-Knowing" book

Reader's Theatre

Featuring ‘Doctor All-Knowing'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Black on White

Print Motivation

Early Literacy Tips for Parents and Caretakers of Young Children

Researchers say that there are six skills that are important for children to learn before they are ready to read: Print Motivation Print Awareness Narrative Skills Vocabulary Letter Knowledge Phonological Awareness (Source: Every Child Ready to Read via Saroj Ghoting). 

Homer & Langley

E. L. Doctorow

Explore his books

Born in January 1931, E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow mostly writes historical fiction.  Many of his books are set in his native New York City. One of his first jobs was reading books looking for potential movies. He came to realize that he could write just as well as the authors he was being paid to read. In celebration of Doctorow’s birthday, Palisades Neighborhood Library has a display of E. L. Doctorow’s books, including:


The Best of Freegal Music

'Black Messiah'

D’Angelo’s new album, Black Messiah, has been released after a 14-year hiatus by the R&B singer, making it his fourth studio album.

Indian Cooking


What will you do in 2015?

I have an embarassing confession: my New Year's resolutions never last a month, much less a whole year. Still, I do think the New Year is a valuable time to reflect about what you like -- and dislike -- about your life. This year, instead of trying to make sweeping changes that will probably overwhelm me and doom me to failure, I'm going to start small. This year, I'm going to try to cook more and eat out less in an effort to eat more healthily and save money. Luckily, the library has lots of great cookbooks to help me stay resolved! World cuisine

Into the Woods

Into the Words

When stories and songs collide

Hollywood has finally produced a film version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's wonderful Into the Woods.

Teen Infographic

Young Adult Literature Guide

An Infographic for Teens

Having trouble deciding on what book to read? Head into Northeast Library's Teen Space and check out our new display. Whether you like romance, science fiction, classics or contemporaries, you are bound to find something new! You can't miss it-- it's right above the computer sign in station! Can't make it to the library?   Place a hold from your online account on one of these displayed titles: Romance

Photo of Author/Illustrator Tad Hills

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.