In the midst of our nation’s most recent social turmoil – following the shooting deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and soon after the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers – you may find it difficult to discuss with children and young adults the images and information they’re seeing in the […]
Dad Reads – Awesome Interactive Books For Tricky Topics
A New Holiday Book Tradition
I know this is not breaking news, given what’s been in stores since pre-Halloween, but the holiday season is upon us. Since we’re already here, I wanted to share one of my holiday family traditions that involves the library. One of the things that I love about Fort Collins is the diversity of beliefs, so […]
My kids loves “Diary of Wimpy Kid.” What should they read next?
“Where would middle-grade fiction be without Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series” says Booklist Online. And, really, where would it be? Kinney’s series manages to discuss the life and struggles of an average middle school boy using humor and illustrations. Readers were hooked. The book has been such a success that it was […]
Lexile and Accelerated Reader Information Now in Catalog
Through a new automated process, Lexile and Accelerated Reader information has been added to 44,000 juvenile and teen listings in the library catalog. Both Lexile and Accelerated Reader are reading level indicators used by teachers and parents to evaluate where a child is reading and to guide readers to books within their level. For families […]