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Anti-Racism Books for School Age Children

 

This selection of books can help children better understand the conversation in our homes and community about racism, prejudice and injustice.

A "Sweet" Program You Won't Want to Miss this February!

Scooped, Alfred Cralle, Ice Cream Scoop Inventor, Ice Cream, African American History Month, STEM Lab

Alfred Cralle, an African American businessman in the late 1800s, invented the first ice cream scoop. In STEM Lab: Scooped! kids will make ice cream by hand and try to design their own ice cream scooper.

Sweet Valentine's Day Reads for Kids

Valentines Day, Children's Books, Jacksonville Public LIbrary

It's that time of year where love, flowers and chocolate abound!  Show your little valentine that Valentine's Day is more than paper hearts and candy and can be expanded to encompass giving, exchanging cards, friendship and many other kind ways to act! The titles in this list remind us that you're never too cranky, too cool, too scary or too little to love. 

Children's Author & Illustrator Week

 

Children's Authors and Illustrators Week is the first week in February! This is a wonderful chance to really get in the spirit of encouraging a lifelong love of reading by participating in events such as author and illustrator visits to your school, story times, literary presentations, writing workshops, and more.

Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

Children's Authors and Illustrators Week is the first week in February! This is a wonderful chance to really get in the spirit of encouraging a lifelong love of reading by participating in events such as author and illustrator visits to your school, story times, literary presentations, writing workshops, and more.

Holiday Books for Children 2019

 

Happy Holidays, everyone! Here are some books to help children understand and explore diverse holiday celebrations from around the world. 

15 Books That Teach Kids to Be Thankful

15 books that teach kids to be thankful, Thanksgiving books, thanksgiving, kids book, thanksgiving book list, thanksgiving childrens book, Jacksonville Public Library

Many celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and football— but teaching children that the meaning of Thanksgiving is more than just a home-cooked meal and time off from school is essential. Here are 15 recommended books for kids that celebrate sharing, practicing gratitude, reflecting on history, community, and family.

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