Category Archives: Staff Picks

A Winter’s Poet

Robert Frost’s poems are better known than the life he lived.  Read the biography Papa Is a Poet: a Story About Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober to hear about the life of one of America’s greatest poets as witnessed by his daughter Lesley Frost.  Robert Frost was a farmer, a poet and a deep thinker.  The book describes him perfectly: Papa… Read more »

Halloween Fun

What’s your favorite costume for Halloween? The five little monkeys chose a banana, an alien, a ghost, a goblin and a princess for their costumes in Five Little Monkeys Trick-or Treat, by Eileen Christelow. Their babysitter, Lulu, is taking the five little monkeys out for trick-or-treating. They meet lots of friends, all in different costumes. What costumes will the five… Read more »

Good Books

Picture Book Quick Picks Looking for picture books on these popular subjects? Click on a word for a quick link to the catalog to find those books! Dinosaurs Dragons Fairies Princesses Trains Booklists Lists are provided in PDF format for easy printing. If you need help locating titles, please ask for assistance at the Youth Services Desk. These lists are… Read more »

Visit Us

Welcome to the Youth Services Department at WNPL! We are ready to help you… Sign up for programs for children and teens. Reserve a meeting room. Select the perfect book or create a personalized reading list (ask about our Perfect Match program). Answer homework and research questions. Schedule group tours (contact Miss Jane jfriess[at]wnpl[dot]info). Participate in our summer and winter reading… Read more »

Early Literacy Websites

Brain Development How do literacy skills begin in the early years in developing brain? From the Zero to Three organization. ELSIE: Early Literacy Storytime Ideas Exchange Find books to help children develop early literacy skills. (WNPL may not own all these titles.) Reading Checkups Simple questions to help prepare children to read. From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Reading Tips… Read more »

Best Books for 2’s and 3’s

Tips for Sharing Books with 2’s and 3’s Make it fun! Let your child help tell the story by: Asking questions that start with, “What…?” Extending what your child answers by asking a follow-up question Repeating what your child says Helping your child repeat longer phrases Praising your child for talking about the book Following your child’s interests in the… Read more »