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Our New Children's Department

Welcome to March, everybody! The big news around here is about our children's department--which is finally, marvelously, open!

Books

Kids Books

Recommended

Featured Kids List

Strong Reader Series

March is Reading Month, and we’re celebrating reading! We have a series of evening speakers and programs created especially for you.

Recommended Reading

Middle Grade Fantasy with Female Leads

March is Women's History Month! Check out some of these middle grade fantasy books with strong female leads.

Picture Books About Books

March is Reading Month! This month, check out some of these fun picture books about books, and celebrate the fun of reading!

Picture Books for Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility. Check out some of these picture books featuring transgender characters to learn more!

Events

Event Resources

Upcoming

Movies, Music & Media

Media Releases

Resources

Kids Resources

Text AlertsText Alerts

Keep up to date on your library account with text alerts for holds, items due soon and overdue items.
Keep up to date on your library account with text alerts for holds, items due soon and overdue items.

Audio-Enabled Books

Early Literacy

This Month's Early Literacy Calendar - English
This Month's Early Literacy Calendar - Español

Talk

Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.

Sing

Singing develops language skills. Slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words. Helps children learn new words and information.

Read

Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.

Play

Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.

Write

Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.

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