Vote for the 2014 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award!
Cast your vote here. To cast a vote, a child must have listened to at least 5 of the books on this list. Voting is open to children in kindergarten and younger.
Please vote for one title. One vote per child is allowed. Voting ends December 31, 2014.
Last week, a 7-year-old boy took us on a personal tour of the Central Library Youth Services Department. Isa did a very thorough job of explaining each section of our children's area. Amazingly, he is also the producer of this interactive video. The film shows our favorite children's librarian, Clare Hollander, working behind the service desk, and our friendly Mr. Caterpillar, who enjoys greeting children and visitors.
Watch this video until the end--it has a hilarious ending!
It’s that time of the year in Kansas City again!...
The time of year where we throw coats in the back seat just because we never quite know how the day is going to end. The weather is changing, and just like it, we too begin to prepare for the coming days. Here are three wonderful books for young readers that revolve around setting, nature, and the changing of seasons.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a cowboy or cowgirl? Have you dreamed of roaming the range with your favorite horse with a beautiful sunset behind you? One thing that I know about being a cowboy is that you'll say, "Giddyup!" when you want your horse to move forward, and "Whoa!" when you command it to stop. I know, that's not much, isn't it? That's why I checked out these books about cowboys from the library. Check them out yourself and let us know what you think of the Wild West!
Imagine listening to a children’s book being read to you while you are at home cooking dinner. Imagine enjoying a fairy tale with your children before getting ready for bed. The Library’s Dial-a-Story program is a free, 24/7 service, and all you need to do is to lift the telephone handset and dial.