Hanukkah Books and Jewish Folktales

Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 17th.  Here are some books to enjoy during the holiday: Hanukkah Stories and Jewish Folktales Hanukkah Stories: Erlbach, Arlene  Hanukkah: celebrating the holiday of lights  JHOLI 296.435 Er69h Color photographs highlight this overview of the historical, religious, and secular aspects of the holiday. Hanukkah Lights: Holiday Poetry  Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins.  […]

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Let’s Take a Walk

As part of the library’s  Mind, Body & Sole program, we are encouraging everyone to walk, run, bike, skate for 26 miles over the course of the summer.  You can also measure your exercise in half-hour increments, with each half hour equaling a mile. Here are some picture books about taking a walk:       […]

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Good Gift Books for the End of the School Year

Looking for a gift to give to a graduate, from kindergarten to sixth grade or beyond?  Have you already given Dr. Seuss’ Oh The Places You’ll Go to everyone you know?  Here are some recent gift books you might want to think about for this year’s graduates. Reach for the Stars: And other advice for life’s […]

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Bloom with Books

The Children’s Library is springing into the season with a special program featuring activities created by local Master Gardeners and members of the Gardeners of Greater Akron.  How Does Your Garden Grow? will be held in the Children’s Library at 2 pm Saturday, April 21.  To get children into the gardening spirit, here are just […]

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Great Gridiron Reads

It’s time to get out the shoulder pads, helmets and stadium blankets – but you don’t need to hit the field to enjoy some terrific books about football.  Here are some of the latest stories to hit the shelves in the Children’s Library.  Fiction  Coach Hyatt is a Riot! by Dan Gutman A new football […]

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Sports Poetry Books

Sports Poetry Books  While it’s no secret that the Children’s Library has an extensive collection of poetry for children, young sports fans may not realize that more than a few of those books feature poems about their favorite sports.  Here is a sampling: Adoff, Arnold: The Basket Counts! Sports Pages Fehler, Gene: Change-Up:  Baseball Poems […]

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