Entries by Christina Matekel-Gibson

Five Minutes of Fun: Preschool Edition!

Jay and Leslie’s Laughing Matters presents “Five Minutes of Fun: Preschool Edition” beginning Thursday, June 25th at 10am and repeating every Thursday through July 25th! In each of these short videos for ages 3-6, Jay and Leslie start by demonstrating a piece of juggling equipment like bean bags, hats, or spinning plates. Next they invite […]

Virtual Storytimes are here!

The Children’s Department staff is excited to announce virtual storytimes every Tuesday morning at 10AM. Join your children’s library staff as we read, sing, rhyme, and play our way through summer reading! Check our Youtube page every Tuesday for new videos! See Miss Allie’s Pet-themed storytime here!   This program is supported by the Institute […]

Reading for Change: Books by Black Authors

All of these titles can be found via the JPL catalog Picture Books M is for Melanin Concepts ABC Rose That is my dream! : A picture book of Langston Hughes’s “Dream variation” People Diversity Hughes What’s the Difference?: Being Different is Amazing     People Diversity Richards Saturday     People Mom Mora Crown: An Ode […]

Mae Among the stars by Roda Ahmed & Look Up With Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars” by Jennifer Berne

The summer reading program is in full swing inside the library’s children’s department. Sillies are being shaken out during weekly story times, books are flying off of the shelves and we are all learning about outer space. Because this year’s summer reading theme is “A Universe of Stories,” I want to highlight a few of […]