Kids

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.

Phone-a-Story: 24/7 Storytime Available on Your Phone

Phone-a-Story

Have you ever wished you had a way to entertain your child while you are waiting in line? Are you too short on cellphone data to be able to play that song over and over again? Can you imagine having a storyteller always available? Stop looking, because the Denver Public Library, in collaboration with the Office of Children Affairs, offers Phone-a-Story, a great service that you can access just by calling 720-865-8500.

Finding Your Child's Name in a Picture Book

My Name is Not Isabella book cover

Do you remember the first time you read a book with a character that had YOUR name? Wasn’t it a neat experience? Didn’t you feel special? Here are the top five (according to the Social Security Administration) girls' and boys' names in Colorado during 2013 and picture books that have characters with those names.

Top 5 Girl Names

CoderDojo + Prototyping + Pizza = Awesome

This spring, the CoderDojo has covered Scratch, robotics, JavaScript, Processing, and Rasperry Pi. Now we're on to our most important subject: PIZZA!

Grand Prize Peep Winners

I See What You Mean

We are excited to announce the grand prize winners of the 2015 Peep Contest! This year the theme was "a famous painting or sculpture."

Congratulations to our "all ages" winner, the Park Hill Teen Advisory Board! They created Denver's big blue bear sculpture, I See What You Mean, with blue Peeps. We loved their creativity and shout-out to Denver!

The "adult" grand prize winner was submitted by a customer at Ross-Cherry Creek who created Peeps Playing Poker. It is an intricate masterpiece with amazing detail.

Plaza Voices: Día del Niño

Photo of smiling baby.

Here at Denver Public Library, we are always finding reasons to celebrate. Join us this Sunday, April 26, at the Central Library for Día del Niño (Day of the Child), an international celebration of children!

12 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Your Library (For Kids)

Play Space at Central

What better time than National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) to expand people’s appreciation of libraries. Here's a look at several, sometimes overlooked, services Denver Public Library offers.

Denver Public Schools Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition

Yesterday staff from the Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Library worked together to hang over 100 amazing artwork made by middle school students and now the Denver Public School Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition is here! The art will be on display from April 7-27 in the Level 5 Western History and Genealogy Gallery and in Schlessman Hall on Level 1. Come see these wonderful artworks created by Denver’s talented students.

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