Staff Picks For Kids

Summer Reading Read-a-louds for Kids By: Christina Shields Our 2019 Summer Reading Program started June 1st, with an outer space theme!  Have you signed up yet?  If not, you still have plenty of time as this program does not end until July 31st.  Beat the summer slump and...

Summer Outdoor Fun with STEM By: Ann Axon Everyone is talking about the importance of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to our children’s lives.  Summer is a great time to beat the “there’s nothing to do” with some of these fun and simple STEM activities....

How to Throw an Epic Dragon Party! By: Julie Armstrong If you have kids-or you’re a kid at heart-it’s possible that you’ve heard of those magical, beautiful creatures called DRAGONS! With the release of the new movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, it’s also...

Online Library Resources for Kids By: Christina Shields You’ve just been assigned a research report for school and you cannot find any books on your topic! Don’t forget to check out the library’s awesome databases and non-fiction eBooks!  Many topics that may be difficult to find in print can...

Audiobooks: The Smoothie of the Literary World By: Anita Snyder I love smoothies. I can cram all manner of leafy greens into a smoothie that I normally wouldn’t eat.  It’s a great way to sneak in a little extra nutrition hidden in an icy, cold, fruity treat.  Those hidden...

Books Based on Books and Other Literary Works Review by: Ally Muterspaw Literary stories are imaginative and original landscapes that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. Whether we hold them in our hands, or we witness them through e-readers or audiobooks, getting lost in someone else’s story...

Ghosts in Youth Fiction Review by: Angela Dubinger During Black History Month, the library is featuring displays in the Teen Zone and in the Youth department that highlight black lives and experiences. In the midst of honoring this rich and important history, I wanted to highlight books for...

Fun with Snowflakes By: Julie Armstrong There is just something magical about a snowflake. From the delicate design of each individual flake to the beauty of hundreds floating down on a cold winter day, snowflakes captivate us. Children especially love them, and for good reason! Here are some...

Staff Book Review: Wolfie & Fly by Cary Fagan Review by: Angela Dubinger Renata Wolfman likes facts, reading, and being by herself. She's not sure why she needs to have friends, as her parents suggest, and she is perfectly fine with her own opinions. Livingston Flott, on the other hand, loves...

I Loved this Book! What Should I Read Next? By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian We have all been there. You’ve finished a series or a book that blew you away. You laughed, you cried, and now you’re hungry for more! Maybe you are a parent, on...