#BooksFromTheStacks: City Dog by Karla Kuskin

This week’s book from The Stacks is City Dog by Karla Kuskin. Published in 1994 by Clarion Books. A family from the city takes their dog on a trip to the country in this sweet rhyming story about getting out to the countryside. In beautiful pictures, watch the dog frolic and explore! Find this book and other books about cities,…

Summer Lit League Returns to Cleveland Public Library

Experience the joy of reading at Cleveland Public Library. Our summer reading initiative, Summer Lit League, runs June 7 through July 31. Registration is now open for children of all ages. And there’s something for adults too.  Summer Lit League is an eight-week program that challenges children to read to earn a chance to win prizes. Participants are separated into two age groups: Kids (0-11) and Young Adults (12-18).  This year’s theme, A World of What-ifs, is a nod…

Cleveland Public Library Staffers Select Prestigious Book Award Winners

Cleveland Public Library contributed to the selection of the 2021 Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the Pura Belpré Award winners. Caldecott Medal The Caldecott medal honors the most distinguished American picture book for children. Cleveland Public Library’s Youth Services Manager Annisha Jeffries served as chair of the Caldecott Medal selection committee which named Michaela Goade, illustrator of…

Concept Books: Learning Made Fun

Concept books are a great way to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond. Concept books explore letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and other subjects in an informative yet entertaining format. Read on to learn about the benefits of concept books as well as a few recommended favorites. Alphabet Books Alphabet books are perhaps the most recognized type of concept books….

Why Read Aloud?

Father And Son Sitting On Sofa In Lounge Reading Book Together

Perhaps you’ve heard that reading aloud is the single most important thing you, as a parent, can do to help your child prepare for reading and learning. Is this true? Does 15 minutes of daily reading really benefit your child in the long run? Yes, it absolutely does! You can help your child be successful in school and beyond by reading to him or her at a very early…