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Library Window

Summer (Reading) in the City

June 20, 2017

Summer in the city - popsicles melting in the heat, subway rides to Coney Island, and sunny days with friends and family. And of course, reading books! For me, nothing beats taking some time in the sun to catch up …

Book Fair

Book Fair

November 15, 2016

The Book Fair is coming and you can help! This annual event, from Nov 29 – Dec 2, supports our libraries and helps fill your shelves with books. Get holiday shopping done with a fantastic selection from our librarian Karen and Greenlight …

Library Books Due

Library books due June 8

June 3, 2016

It’s that time of year again! All library books are due June 8. If you are unsure if you have books at home, you can get your book list from Karen at kgrenke@willnorth.org.   And if you’ve had a hankering …

Mindful Screen Time

Screen Time – keep it mindful and meaningful

May 20, 2016

This autumn, the American Academy of Pediatrics is scheduled to announce what looks to be sweeping updates to its screen time recommendations, reflecting current research. While current recommendations are at one to two hours of quality screen time per day …

read aloud

Family Read-Alouds for All Ages

April 20, 2016

Reading aloud with your child is fun and reaps many rewards for you and your family. Beyond building community, listening skills, vocabulary, memory, and language skills, children benefit from the comfort and security of having a loved one read aloud …

Mo does NYC

Mo does NYC

April 8, 2016

You know those moments when you realize just how lucky you are to be living in New York City? Get ready to have one of them because the brand new Mo Willems exhibit is now open at the New-York Historical …

Library Poetry Blog

new poem in the window!

February 26, 2016

This month, Grade 2’s window poetry was inspired by the Geisel Awards. The Geisel Award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.  It is named in honor of Dr. Seuss …

Books

Awards Season

February 2, 2016

History was made in Boston this January as the American Library Association awarded the annual Youth Media Awards. I was thrilled to be present for both the announcement of the Caldecott Medal to Sophie Blackall for Finding Winnie: The True …