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Día del Niño (Children's Day).

Día del Niño

Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, is a special day celebrated annually on April 30 in Mexico, and it has become a beloved tradition in the United States. Besides Monther’s Day and Father’s Day, children have their special day too! On Día del Niño, children should feel special and loved. In Mexico and other Latin countries, festivals, music shows, magicians, and special events are hosted for children on this day.

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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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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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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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Happy World Read-aloud Day

Happy World Read-aloud day! We wanted to share with you some resources for some great read alouds online. You can enjoy story time videos from your friendly MPPL staff on the library's youtube channel. The World Read Aloud activity hub has a list of celebrity readers. And author Kate Messner has a great video with…

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Winter Holiday Books from 2020

Do you miss browsing the youth services displays? Don't fret! Browse our curated list of holiday books to celebrate with your family this season. If you would like a more personalized recommendation please email

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Staff Picks Best Books of 2020

Staff Picks Best Books of 2020

The Youth Services staff at MPPL are happy to announce our picks for best books for kids published in 2020! Whether you need some great choices to meet your reading goal for the year, or want to buy some great books as gifts for the kids in your life, our selections have you covered! Check…

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New Board Books

Board books are great for babies and toddlers because they're small enough for little hands to help hold, and sturdy enough to withstand the enthusiasm that little ones can show to books they enjoy! Becca has some great new board book recommendations for you. Place any of these titles on hold today! Happy reading!…

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