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Coronavirus Books for Kids

Extra, extra, read all about it! Hot off the presses, your Darien Librarians are here to bring you not one but TWO brand new free resources to teach your kids about the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19! ### First up:

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Expand Your Learning: Lerner Distance Learning Library

Check out Lerner Digital’s Distance Learning Library! To help librarians, teachers and educators better aid students with remote learning, Lerner Publishing Group has made a selection of their digital products available for free through the end of June. All of the available titles are read-alouds, though you can choose not to utilize this featur ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Kate (CL STAFF) Frick

Bookworms at Home: "Secret Pizza Party"

Welcome back to Bookworms at Home--the online version of Miss Maria’s popular Bookworms program, our book + craft club for kids ages 4 to 7! Each project is designed to be done with common household items, but feel free to substitute items for anything you might not have--your craft will be uniquely yours! Today we’re having a pizza party! What do you like on your pizza? Do you go for s ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Maria Magallanes (Children's)

Family Art Party: Mother's Day Bouquet

Welcome back to Family Art Party--the online version of Miss Maria’s popular Preschool Art Party program! Each project is designed to be done with common household items, but feel free to substitute items for anything you might not have--your craft will be uniquely yours!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Maria Magallanes (Children's)

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Book Recommendations

Did you know May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month? During May, we celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States - and one of our favorite ways to do that is to read books by and about Asian/Pacific Americans! We’ve created a great booklist you can reference for a variety o ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Kate (CL STAFF) Frick

Social Justice Books for Older Readers

Now more than ever, you may be considering the importance of diversifying your child’s reading selections. After all, reading fiction has been shown to increase empathy and compassion. Not only that, but in this particular moment in our history, reading books by and about people of color (particularly Black people) can aid in combating the racis ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Kate (CL STAFF) Frick

Summer Reading Fun: "Mystery on the Ostrich Express"

Now that Summer Reading has begun, join us twice a week for posts with activities and materials to take your enjoyment of our list of Summer Reading books to the next level! To check out our full lists of Summer Reading book suggestions, or for more information about the Summer Reading program, check out our Summer Reading ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Summer Reading: Green Covers Recommendations

What a month it’s already been! The library has re-opened, Summer Reading is officially in full swing, and you know what that means: It’s time to start working your way through your Summer Reading Timeline! First up this year is reading a book with a green cover, a task that can be a bit tricky when you’re weeding through the entire Children’s Library collection. To help you get started, we’ve ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Summer Reading: Then and Now Recommendations

Week three of Summer Reading is officially upon us, which means it’s time to find some great Then & Now titles to fill in your timeline. We have a full list of recommendations for you on the Book Lists webpage, but below you’ll find some of my personal favorites:

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Kate (CL STAFF) Frick

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