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New Books for Kids

We just ordered these cool, new books! Click on one to request it!

My Selma by Willie Mae Brown
Sometimes It's Nice to Be Alone by Hest, Amy
Where the Black Flowers Bloom by Smith, Ronald L
My Red, White, and Blue by Tyson, Alana
Itty Bitty Princess Kitty by by Melody Mews
Best Wishes by Mlynowski, Sarah
Eyewitness Soccer by Dorling Kindersley, Inc
The Secret of Glendunny by Lasky, Kathryn
Girl Forgotten by Henry, April
Sugar Pie Lullaby by Carole Boston Weatherford
No Place Like Home by Mdez, Yamile Saied
Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy by Applegate, Katherine
Magic Tree House by by Mary Pope Osborne
The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Nix, Garth
Gigi and Ojiji by Melissa Iwai
Carnival Quest [#3] by Mull, Brandon
In Every Life by Frazee, Marla
VIvi Loves Science by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes
The Civil War by Stanchak, John E
The Crane Husband by Barnhill, Kelly Regan
Mister Kitty Is Lost! by Pizzoli, Greg
Groundhog Gets It Wrong by Townes, Jess
My First Book of Mandarin by Timothy Tsai
Justice Rising by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Leeva At Last by Pennypacker, Sara
Paw Patrol by by Matt Huntley
Happy Easter From the Crayons by Daywalt, Drew
Ralph Azham 4 by Trondheim, Lewis
Pitch Perfect and Persistent! by Caitlin Delems
Asiatic Lion Vs. Bengal Tiger by Downs, Kieran
The Library Fish Learns to Read by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
My Weirtastic School by Gutman, Dan
Human Body by Walker, Richard
A Flag for Juneteenth by Taylor, Kim
The Headmaster's List by de La Cruz, Melissa
Chinese for Everyone Junior 5 Words A Day by Dorling Kindersley, Inc
We Are Here by Charles, Tami
The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield
Silverborn by Townsend, Jessica
To Boldly Go by Written by Angela Dalton
Badger Vs. Bobcat by Downs, Kieran
Once Upon A Book by Lin, Grace
How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Be Kind? by Yolen, Jane
Eb & Flow by Baptist, Kelly J
The Windeby Puzzle by Lois Lowry
Dazzle Makes A Wish by Lord, Cynthia
Kenya by Murray, Julie
Dim Sum, Here We Come! by Lam, Maple
Judy Moody and Friends by Megan McDonald
The Unforgettable Logan Foster and the Shadow of Doubt by Peters, Shawn
Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug by Carle, Eric
Building Mount Rushmore by Holdren, Annie C
Stillwater and Koo Save the World by Muth, Jon J
The Royal Recipe by by Elana Rubinstein
Growing Up by Berenstain, Mike
Passover by by Bonnie Bader
Witches of Peculiar by Luna Graves
All Aboard the Schooltrain by by Glenda Armanda
A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls Lanier
In Between by Sayre, April Pulley
What If You Had T. Rex Teeth by by Sandra Markle
Never Forget Eleanor by June, Jason
Happy Easter! by Kragulj, Vanja
Beneath by Doerrfeld, Cori
You Are My Pride by Carole Boston Weatherford
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Couldn't Drive? by Gutman, Dan
Nat the Cat Takes A Nap by Lerner, Jarrett
Jacky Ha-Ha Gets the Last Laugh by Patterson, James
Zeus the Mighty by Boyer, Crispin
Chloe's Lunar New Year by Lamotte, Lily
You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce! by Chiquita Mullins Lee and Carmella Van Vleet
Operation Pangolin by Written and Photographed by Suzi Eszterhas
Skunk Vs. Raccoon by Downs, Kieran
The Kindest Red by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali
Stink by Megan McDonald
Just Jerry by Written and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
On A Gold-Blooming Day by Buffy Silverman
Journey to the Dragon Mountain by Hunter, Erin
Sleepy Sheepy by Cummins, Lucy Ruth
The Superteacher Project by Korman, Gordon


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Discovery Pages

Full of e-books, activities, crafts, and challenges designed by your Children’s Librarians.

New Discovery Pages added every month! For Teen Discovery Pages, go to the Foundry Teen Space webpage.

Click the image to explore the Discovery Page.

Previous Discovery Pages

       Link to Elementary Discovery Page: Celebrate Black History Link to Middle School Discovery Page: Cooking  Link to Elementary Discovery Page: Mystery of Music Link to Middle School Discovery Page: Dragons Link to Early Childhood Discovery Page: Fall Leaves Fall

Previous Virtual Storytime Pages

Programs & Fun

Decide Your Destiny

Are you ready for an adventure?

Play these Decide Your Destiny stories created by your Children’s Librarians!


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Recommended Podcasts

A list of podcasts curated by our youth services department head to keep your family entertained and informed. See the list here!