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November is National Family Literacy Month!

Family reading together

This month marks the annual celebration of National Family Literacy Month, a nationwide initiative to encourage families to read together. Reading together builds and strengthens literacy, encourages a love of reading, and is a great way to spend time together as a family.

Don't Miss Our 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Street!

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance

The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and all around the city costumes and decorations are being prepared for Halloween. Join us Friday, October 30, from 3-6 p.m. for a trick or treat extravaganza at the Central Library! Staff will be handing out treats throughout the building, and there will be storytelling under the derrick in Western History/Genealogy, maker madness in the ideaLab, and games and crafts in the Children’s Library.

Ford-Warren: One branch one story

Julie has been bringing Maggie and Evelyn, an adorable set of twins since they were only about 5 months old to bookbabies. I remember when they were in their stroller and Julie would put the blankets on the floor for them to sit while we sang songs and looked at board books. Now they are happily walking around during bookbabies and they love books. Maggie sometimes even walks up to me and takes the book that I am using. She will point to the book and tell me something in her own baby language and take the book.

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.

Ross Broadway Branch Library through rain or shine!

The staff at the Ross Broadway Branch Library are fortunate to be able to visit the La Familia Recreation Center every 3 weeks. Working with the My Denver Card Staff, we merge My Denver Cards with Library cards, bring books for children and adults to check out and just get to know people in the community. 

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!

Ready, Teacher Set, Go!

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.

Stella by starlight

by Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper

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  The cover of this book features some children walking in the woods at night in front of a burning cross and the story does not disappoint. Based in part on a journal her grandmother kept before being forced to leave school at a young age Stella by Starlight is...

Downton Kids: What Did Sybbie, George, and Marigold Read?

Cover of Winnie-the-Pooh

Downton Abbey fans have been asked since season one to consider the lives of the Edwardian aristocracy and their servants. Yet only recently have we been exposed to another group of Edwardians: with the arrival of Sybbie, George, and Marigold, fans are now getting glimpses of the life of the Edwardian child. We see how they dress and the rules that govern their lives. Yet given the literary allusions throughout the series, some of us at the Children’s Library wondered: what books might Sybbie, George, and Marigold have read?

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