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New Books for Kids

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

My First Book of Mandarin by Timothy Tsai
My Weirtastic School by Gutman, Dan
Stillwater and Koo Save the World by Muth, Jon J
Leeva At Last by Pennypacker, Sara
Book Buddies by Lord, Cynthia
In Between by Sayre, April Pulley
Passover by by Bonnie Bader
Operation Pangolin by Written and Photographed by Suzi Eszterhas
The Superteacher Project by Korman, Gordon
Eyewitness Soccer by Dorling Kindersley, Inc
Kenya by Murray, Julie
How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Be Kind? by Yolen, Jane
Girl Forgotten by Henry, April
Nat the Cat Takes A Nap by Lerner, Jarrett
The Headmaster's List by de La Cruz, Melissa
My Selma by Willie Mae Brown
Groundhog Gets It Wrong by Townes, Jess
The Library Fish Learns to Read by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
Mister Kitty Is Lost! by Pizzoli, Greg
Gigi and Ojiji by Melissa Iwai
On A Gold-Blooming Day by Buffy Silverman
This Book Is My Best Friend by Robinson, Robin
Magic Tree House by by Mary Pope Osborne
VIvi Loves Science by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes
Eb & Flow by Baptist, Kelly J
In Every Life by Frazee, Marla
Asiatic Lion Vs. Bengal Tiger by Downs, Kieran
Chinese for Everyone Junior 5 Words A Day by Dorling Kindersley, Inc
Beneath by Doerrfeld, Cori
The Crane Husband by Barnhill, Kelly Regan
The Voice In the Hollow by Hillenbrand, Will
Never Forget Eleanor by June, Jason
Where the Black Flowers Bloom by Smith, Ronald L
Sometimes It's Nice to Be Alone by Hest, Amy
Pitch Perfect and Persistent! by Delems, Caitlin & Jay, Alison
No Place Like Home by Mdez, Yamile Saied
Justice Rising by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Once Upon A Book by Lin, Grace
Growing Up by Berenstain, Mike
Just Jerry by Written and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Carnival Quest by Mull, Brandon
The Sister Switch by Mlynowski, Sarah
Zeus the Mighty by Boyer, Crispin
Happy Easter From the Crayons by Daywalt, Drew
The Windeby Puzzle by Lois Lowry
You Are My Pride by Carole Boston Weatherford
All Aboard the Schooltrain by by Glenda Armanda
Sugar Pie Lullaby by Carole Boston Weatherford
Badger Vs. Bobcat by Downs, Kieran
Jacky Ha-Ha Gets the Last Laugh by Patterson, James
Dim Sum, Here We Come! by Lam, Maple
A River's Gifts by Patricia Newman
A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls Lanier
Chloe's Lunar New Year by Lamotte, Lily
Eyewitness Human Body by Dorling Kindersley, Inc
Building Mount Rushmore by Holdren, Annie C
Journey to the Dragon Mountain by Hunter, Erin
You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce! by Chiquita Mullins Lee, Carmella Van Vleet
Eyewitness Planets by Dorling Kindersley, Inc
The Secret of Glendunny by Lasky, Kathryn
Itty Bitty Princess Kitty by by Melody Mews
My Red, White, and Blue by Tyson, Alana
The Royal Recipe by by Elana Rubinstein
Silverborn by Townsend, Jessica
Skunk Vs. Raccoon by Downs, Kieran
Dive Into Puplantis! by Huntley, Matt
Stink by Megan McDonald
Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy by Applegate, Katherine & Alder, Charlie
Oona In the Arctic by Dipucchio, Kelly
Sleepy Sheepy by Cummins, Lucy Ruth
We Are Here by Charles, Tami
Ralph Azham 4 by Trondheim, Lewis
Izzy Azumi, F. D. O. (future Dog Owner) by McDonald, Megan
A Flag for Juneteenth by Taylor, Kim
Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug by Carle, Eric
The Kindest Red by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali
The Unforgettable Logan Foster and the Shadow of Doubt by Peters, Shawn
Glimpse the Future by Graves, Luna
Happy Easter! by Kragulj, Vanja
Eyewitness the Civil War by Dorling Kindersley, Inc


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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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Learning Tools

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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!