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Our very own CDs feature catchy new tunes plus old favorites, $12 each at the library.
Get Your Child Ready to Read
Bring your little one to the library for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities that build reading and language skills. For event details, go to our event calendar and look for preschool events (in blue). Learn more simple ways to get your child ready to read.
Have Book, Will Travel
Let books take you on a reading adventure this summer with our reading game, “Have Book, Will Travel.” Prizes funded by the Library Friends add to the fun. The game goes from June 1 to August 15, and is for babies to 4th-grade graduates. We also have games for teens and adults. Illustration: Anna Dewdney
Meet Author Sarah Weeks
Get to know the talented creator of acclaimed books including So B. It, Pie, and Mac and Cheese. On Sat., Jun. 1, she'll give two free, hour-long talks. At 10:30 a.m., she'll talk about her picture books and easy readers. At 2 p.m., her focus will be fiction for older children. A book sale and signing will follow each presentation. This event kicks off our summer reading game! Read more.