This month we honor and celebrate the many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched our history, our culture, and our communities. Celebrated nationally in May, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is an opportunity to expand understanding of the people who contributed to and remain essential to America’s future success. This […]
Día de los niños/Día de los libros celebrates kids & books around the world!
Posted on by Audrey Glasebrook in Book Recommendations, Library Blog, Library Programs, Local Happenings
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, culminates on April 30 and celebrates children, families, and reading. Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. The American Library Association uses this celebration as a commitment to […]
Matt de la Peña, Love, and Mirrors and Windows
Posted on by Katie Auman in Book Recommendations, Library Blog, Library Programs, News, Writing
There’s a concept in teaching and learning that readers, especially children, use books, stories, and the characters they encounter like windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors. It’s an issue of representation – of seeing yourself reflected in the characters you meet – but also seeing the faces and stories of others. When you and your […]