Matt de la Peña is the featured author for this year’s Little Read, Last Stop on Market Street.
North Branch Story Project
This year, we were inspired by the Little Read Lakeshore to develop a special series of programs for kids that would encourage budding authors.
A Who’s Who of Children’s Materials
Our children’s areas are packed with a diverse crowd of options to inspire kids (and grownups) of all ages! Here’s a breakdown of some of the different categories of materials you can find.
Poetry Month: Books Written in Verse
April is National Poetry Month! There are plenty of picture books with bouncing rhymes, but novels written in verse seem to be an unsung hero of the poetry realm.
I’m quite sure no one enjoys that special brand of brain fog when you are asked to recall a specific book title.
Outside the Library Walls
When I’m not at that desk, you might find me sifting through books and shelves, attending meetings, or planning programs for kids. You may also find me outside the walls of the library, doing things like visiting classrooms full of kids! In library-land, we call this “outreach.”
December Early Literacy
Each month, we offer a kit packed with tips and suggestions around an early literacy calendar (also available in Spanish).
November Early Literacy
Each month, we offer a kit packed with tips and suggestions around our early literacy calendar. Here’s a guide inspired by our November Early Lit kit.
October Early Literacy
Each month, we offer a kit packed with tips and suggestions around our early literacy calendar. This features a digital version of our October Early Lit Kit.
Notable Picture Books
I had the privilege of serving on Michigan’s Mitten Award Committee to select this year’s winner, and I wanted to share some personal favorites I discovered along the way.
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