Join us on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00pm for a Story Walk! WNPL staff will present a story while traveling along a beautiful trail in the Hunt Club Park. This event is a collaboration with Go Gurnee and the Gurnee Park District. Recommended for kids between the ages of 1 and 6. In addition to the Story Walk, there will… Read more »
Extra! Extra! Here’s what is happening in the cats’ world! Cartoonist Georgia Dunn brings you Breaking Cat News:Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats! You’ll get the inside scoop on cats’ feelings towards boxes, food, midnight runs and yes, those mysterious glowing red dots. You will get more insight on why they have a lack of love for… Read more »
Dylan Moore, is in for the adventure of his life! In Mahtab Narsiman’s Mission Mumbai, Dylan is excited to join his best friend Rohit on a trip with his family to India. Not only is a chance for him to escape his constantly fighting parents, but for a young photographer it’s a dream come true. Rohit isn’t nearly as enthusiastic… Read more »
We Will Not Be Silent: the White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman Freedman, the author of many award-winning children’s books, turns his attention to Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. Although they joined the Hitler Youth as young children, they turned against the Nazi regime and formed the White Rose, a group that… Read more »
Somewhere There is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp, where his mother’s will and ingenuity keep them from being transported to Auschwitz and certain death. Adam and Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld Adam and Thomas, two nine-year-old… Read more »
Buckle up, you’re about to take a groovy journey in American music history. Long before rap and hip hop music, there was soul music… there was Motown. Author Andrea Davis Pinkney will take you on the most musical ride of your life in Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound. This is the story of Berry Gordy, a… Read more »
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating The zoologist author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied presents an introduction to some of the world’s pink-colored creatures, from monster slugs and ultra-intelligent dolphins to naked mole rats and bloated blobfish. Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights by W.H…. Read more »
April 12 is the 100th birthday of author Beverly Cleary. Did you know she was a former librarian?Read 12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary here!