Inventors and Scientific Pioneers

Be curious about the world around you! Celebrate Kid Inventors’ Day on January 17 with these books about inventors, inventions, and pioneering scientists – all great for reading aloud. Awesome Read more...

Posted by on January 13, 2022

Access to Healthcare: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around the biases and inequalities that affect access to healthcare and preventative care. These books highlight people and communities Read more...

Posted by on December 3, 2021

YTS Staff Picks 2021 – Our Favorite Books of the year

Check out some of our Youth & Teen Services staff favorites, all published in 2021. These books represent a wide variety of formats and intended audiences. We hope you will Read more...

Posted by on November 22, 2021

Worker Rights: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around worker’s rights and the labor movement both here in the United States and around the world.

Posted by on October 2, 2021

Monarch Festival: A Reading List for Children and Families

Learn more about the Monarch Butterfly, it’s amazing life cycle, and the insect’s migration from the United States to South America with our informational books – or share a story Read more...

Posted by on September 13, 2021

Back to School Favorites

It's time to head back to school, and that has the Youth Services librarians thinking about our favorite school stories. Try some of these staff picks!

Posted by on August 27, 2021

Advocacy & Activists: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around advocacy, activism and allyship in relation to social justice issues. Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen This informational picture Read more...

Posted by on August 6, 2021

LGBTQ+ Voices and Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrate Pride Month with books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, histories, and voices. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of gender and sexuality from Read more...

Environmental Justice: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of environmental justice, including access to a clean and healthy environment for all people, the disproportionate impact Read more...

Posted by on April 22, 2021

Celebrate Gardens with a Reading List for Children and Families

In celebration of Gardening Week at the Westmont Public Library, enjoy this selection of picture books and more that share stories about nature, gardens, and community building.

Posted by on April 19, 2021

Lost in the Library: a Story of Patience & Fortitude

Fortitude and Patience are the stone lions sitting outside the New York City Public Library, silently watching and guarding the building. They come to life every night to talk to Read more...

Posted by on April 15, 2021

The Heaven of Animals

In this picture book full of rhymes, animals prance around in their own little Heaven. In the book, the reader runs into all sorts of animals – dogs, cats, horses, Read more...

Posted by on April 8, 2021

Asian and Pacific Islander Voices: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to spotlight #ownvoices stories by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, introduce readers to diverse writers and perspectives, and educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Women’s History Month: A Reading List for Children and Families

In honor of Women's History Month, we've selected titles focusing on the lives of women and girls throughout the past and into the present day. We hope these selections serve Read more...

Black History Month: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrate Black History Month with books by Black authors and writing focusing on Black characters, history, and culture. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on Read more...

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