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It Came From the New Shelf! New Non-Fiction

Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons

If you are bored, as the saying goes, look closer. With beautiful close-up photographs of some of nature’s most astounding creations, Curious Critters and Curious Critters Volume 2 will have you doing a double take at that Blue Jay sitting in the driveway. Read More..


It Came From the New Shelf!

Three of the best from our New Picture Book collection:

Where Do We Go When We Disappear? by Isabel Minhos Martins and Madalena Matoso

Where we go when we disappear? Humans have been pondering this riddle since we developed the capacity Read More..


Attention 5 and 6 year-olds!

You are invited to join the fun on Wednesdays in June at 1:30 pm, in the Carnegie Building (200 W. 9th St.)  for Kidsapalooza! This fun, free, hands-on program will feature artists, scientists, musicians, and lots more. To register ask your grown-up to call the library at 785-843-3833!

June 4TH: Printmaking Day Read More..


It Came From the New Shelf: Keepin’ It Simple

Sometimes simple is best. No words, just pictures. Here are three titles available on the Children’s New Shelf that win big by working with just a little.

The Line by Paula Bossio for ages 2-6. A little girl finds the end of a line and starts to follow. Changing from animals to objects and back again the line proves to be Read More..


Great New Kids’ CDs

Three new CDs!

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Beach Boys

What would happen if you took well-known songs and played them on the mellowest instruments in the universe? You’d get the Rockabye Baby! Series. In this installment of the popular baby mood stabilizer, bells, Read More..


3 Cool New Picture Books

Here are three excellent new purchases that can be found on the LPL Children’s Area “New Books” shelf.

A new addition to Patrick George’s five senses series has arrived this month. I hearis a colorful way to introduce the idea of sound and listening to babies, toddlers, or those with special needs.  Surprising translucent pages add extra fun while you explore the sounds of birds singing, bees Read More..


Adventure Time!

“Dude, what time is it?”

“Dude, its Adventure Time!”

If you just smiled when you read the above quotes, you must be familiar with the popular Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Now in its fifth season Adventure Time follows the capers of Jake the Dog and Finn Read More..


What’s the deal with Graphic Novels?

This blog post is for the graphic novel novice. If you’ve ever wondered what all the graphic novel fuss is about read on and you might find your child’s (or maybe your own!) new favorite book.

GN 101

What is a graphic novel? Read More..


Tender, Haunting, Bittersweet

Tender, haunting, and bittersweet; The Yearling is a classic worth revisiting.

In the hard scrabble world of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ The Yearling, a child’s schooling comes second to hoeing the corn crop, and panther oil is the best medicine for rheumatism. Read More..


Five Reasons I Love Working in the LPL Children’s Area

Following my first month as a Children’s Desk Assistant at LPL, I thought I’d share some of the highlights of my new job. Here are a few of my favorite things…

Searching for a favorite book and finding it!

What a joy it is to be the gateway to so much information and entertainment. Everyday   Read More..