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Three schoolgirls sitting and looking at a book.

Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2023

Did you know that on Thursday, February 15th, we’re going to reveal the list of Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2023? We are, and we’re so excited to share them with you! How did we choose our favorite books? First we read a lot. We looked for books with great writing and beautiful art. We also…

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The Margin Project cart by the window.

Please Write in These Books

Is your third-fifth grader looking for a fun reading activity? Would they love to talk about the book they are reading with other kids without having to get out of their pajamas? Then bring them to the library to borrow a book from the Margin Project! With a Margin Project book, you don’t need to…

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A father and his daughter paint a playhouse made of cardboard.

Build and Play Together

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. At various times, play is a way to cope with life and to prepare for adulthood. Playing is a way to solve problems and to express feelings. In fact, play is the real work…

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Youth Recommendations

  • Black Joy
  • Black History Month Sports
  • Black History Month K-2nd
  • Chinese and Lunar New Year
  • Funny Stories for Grades 2-3

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