Indigenous Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate, celebrate, and encourage dialogue on the diverse nations, cultures, and experiences of Native peoples throughout North America. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month—and continue Read more...

Posted by on November 4, 2022

Right to Read: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections of books serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on the right to education and right to read.  ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom compiles a list Read more...

Posted by on September 2, 2022

Own Voices: A Reading List for Children & Families

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2022

Mathical Book Prize Winners

Math is fun and more than just numbers!  All of these books won a Mathical Book Prize between 2015 and 2022.  Mathical awards books that introduce mathematical concepts found in Read more...

Posted by on April 28, 2022

Social Justice in Poetry and Verse: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections of poetry and books in verse serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of social justice.

Posted by on April 2, 2022

Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

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

Posted by on February 4, 2022

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

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