Back to School with Teacher Sets

stack of children's books

Teachers, did you know that librarians can put together sets of books for you to use in your classroom? Tell us about your topic, and we’ll compile a set of up to 30 books based on the grade and reading level of your students.

The Okee Dokee Brothers: Instruments in the Show

The Okee Dokee Brothers

We’re super excited that The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the Central Library to play a kids’ concert on Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m.

The Corpse Flower's Cousins: Books and Videos about Freaky Plants

Corpse Flower at US Botanic Garden

This week, one of the most talked about residents of Denver was a giant flower named Stinky. The big, smelly blossom at the Denver Botanic Gardens made the national news, and people have been waiting over three hours to get a look at it. Stinky even has its own StinkyCam. But the corpse flower isn't alone in the world of bizarre and amazing plants.

Extra! Extra! The Okee Dokee Brothers Will Perform a 2nd Free Show!

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Due to high demand for their upcoming free show at the Denver Public Library, The Okee Dokee Brothers will perform a 2nd free show at the Central Library on Saturday, August 22! In addition to their 2 p.m. show, the duo will also play at 11 a.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show begins.

Denver and Beyond!: Adventures with the Okee Dokee Brothers

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Did you know that The Okee Dokee Brothers are going to be playing a kids’ concert at the Central Library onSaturday, August 22 at 2pm? Did you know the Okee Dokee Brothers are Denver natives? It’s true! Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing grew up in Denver, but their music has taken them far.

Shake Your Sillies Out!: Dancing and Singing at the Library

Jim Gill and banjo

Here at the Children’s Library we like to dance and sing because they’re fun ways to develop early literacy skills. Dancing develops gross motor skills so important for learning to run, jump, catch, and throw. Singing helps kids learn the sounds of letters by stretching out words to fit a melody.

This summer we have two special events that feature singing and dancing at the Central Library. We hope you can join us!

Family ideaLAB Workshops- Toy Hack, and Minecraft, and History Colorado!

Minecraft Summer Vacation

Gather the family together to beat the heat in ideaLAB this summer! Check out Family ideaLAB Workshops every second Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Or drop in during Family Open Lab to explore how ideaLAB creates summertime STEM learning (and fun!).

What do you know about Emily Griffith, Robert Speer, or Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales?

Corky Gonzales

The Great Lives in Colorado History is a series of short bilingual biographies written at a third grade reading level. Each book is a "flip book" containing both English and Spanish translations.

Newbery Challenge

Eli holding one of his favorite Newbery books, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

One of the best parts of being a children’s librarian is getting to talk books with kids. I met Eli, a voracious 9-year-old reader, earlier this week when he visited the Children’s Library and requested several older titles from our historical collection. We got to chatting and he shared with me how a Newbery challenge at school sparked his interest in the award.

Youth One Book, One Denver 2015

Youth One Book, One Denver is here!

Are you 9-12 years old? Close enough? Do you like to read a great book and have great discussions about it with your friends? Well now you all can when you read this summer's Youth One Book, One Denver title selection together. The winner, as voted on by kids like you from around the city, is The Comet's Curse by Dom Testa.

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