Our community is so lucky to be in such close proximity to one of the world's greatest zoos: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium! These picture books are all about going to the zoo and the furry (or rough) (or slimy) friends we meet there. What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo? … Continue reading What to Read: Going to the Zoo
ALL AGES, 0-100, get ready to go wild during the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program. We will once again be bringing you a summer of fun - only with a few changes to encourage safety for all! Join us for Tales & Tails™ as we adventure through the animal kingdom this … Continue reading Coming Soon! Summer Reading 2021
Black History Month is celebrated every February, and recognizes the achievements and history of African Americans in the United States. This celebration honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today. … Continue reading What to Read: Black History Month (Picture Book Edition)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day falls on Monday, January 18, 2021, and celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. It is the only federal holiday designed as a national day of service, rather than a day “off.” In the spirit of service and improving civil rights in our community, the books below address the … Continue reading What to Read: MLK Day 2021 (For Kids!)
This year is extra special because we have the opportunity to elect leaders for our local, state, and federal communities. These picture books help explain the election process and why it is important to participate! Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Micah Player Every two years, on the first Tuesday of … Continue reading What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Election Day 2020
Happy Fourth of July! Check out one of these picture books to celebrate with the whole family. Hats Off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert and illustrated by Gustaf Miller This is one small town parade readers shouldn't miss! It starts with music and drums. What will come next? Cowboys on horseback? The … Continue reading What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Independence Day 2020
Dragons, mermaids, and fairies — oh my! Imagine your story this summer with these magical and mystical chapter books for juvenile readers. These picks will take you to another world, whether you're reading them on your own, or with the help from a friend or family member. These picks are available via Curbside Pickup and … Continue reading Imagine Your Story: Spellbinding Chapter Books
This year's space-themed Summer Reading Program wouldn't be complete without aliens. So we built our own!