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2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award

Voting for the 2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is now open.

Cast your vote by December 31 »


A Summer of Crafts@Central!

What an AWESOME summer it's been!
Full of barbecue, hot weather, and of course school vacation…

But just because school is starting up soon for most, doesn’t mean we still can’t have some end of summer fun! Every Saturday @1PM remaining in August we will be doing Arts and Crafts on the second floor of the Central Library! No need to bring anything but yourselves and your imagination! Parents can join in as well!

You’re Invited to a Tea Party!

Fancy Nancy Tea Parties by Jane O’Conner and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

Dress up in fancy clothes and play with perfect etiquette. Isn’t there something special about a tea party!

Library Books Help with Math

Math Fables by Greg Tang and illustrated by Heather Cahoon

Math. I was never great at it. In fact, for a while math homework brought me to tears. Now, I watch my daughter face the same struggle. I am determined to break the cycle. Math is just another way to understand our world. Luckily, there are some authors who do a much better job than I do of making that clear.

Book Review: Superdog: the Heart of a Hero

Superdog: the Heart of a Hero

Who are the superheroes in your life?

I was looking for an inspiring, funny book to get into the spirit of the 2015 Summer Reading Program theme, "Every Hero Has a Story," when suddenly, my colleague and friend Ronda handed me the book, Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner. I am the kind of person who never refuses to read a story with a dog as a protagonist, and Superdog is no exception. I went through it at lightning speed. In fact, I read the whole book while I was at the service desk, chuckling and laughing out loud all along.

Books for Military Families and People Who Care About Them

American Flag

Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day are flag-waving celebrations when we all think about those who serve are country. For some kids, though, this awareness is part of their lives every day. They have a family member deployed. On Sesame Workshop’s website, it details their initiative to support families with members in the military.

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