Death and grief can be a challenge to talk about at any age or time. The following titles might help to start those difficult conversations. Simpler books are at the top of the list, but might appeal to a wider audience. Books for older readers are toward the bottom.

For additional suggestions, or for resources specific to any given situation, please ask a Reference Librarian or use our May We Suggest service.

 

Ida, always by Caron Levis
The purple balloon by Christopher Raschka

 

Did you miss our Nursery Rhyme Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a rhyming storytime at home!

 

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Hickory dickory dock by Keith Baker

 

Did you miss our Red Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a colorful storytime at home!

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Early bird by Toni Yuly

The early bird comes across some breakfast. Point out all the red elements in the illustrations. Also available in Board Book format.

 

If you enjoyed reading about Kirsten Larson, the American Girl character who immigrates to the United States from Sweden in the 1850s, you might be interested in these titles.

Fiction

Lucky broken girl by Ruth Behar

 

Did you miss our "P" Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a princess-pirate-pig-pony storytime you can do at home. 

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The princess and the pony by illustrator 1983- Kate Beaton

 

Did you miss our Owls Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a fun storytime you can do at home. 

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Little Owl's day by illustrator Divya Srinivasan

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

** In lieu of ABC Activity Time on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 15 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, October 16 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 16 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, October 17 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, October 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, October 18 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, October 19 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, October 20 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, October 24 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, November 5 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 6 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 6 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 7 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time.

No registration required.

** In lieu of Family Storytime on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, all ages, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, October 16 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, October 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, October 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, October 18 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 6 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, November 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 13 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

 

Did you miss our Storytime at the Farmers Market this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an beat the heat storytime you can do at home. 

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Got to dance by Mary-Claire Helldorfer

A young city girl dances away the summertime blues with her grandfather.

 

Did you miss our Octopus Storytime? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an under-the-sea storytime you can do at home. 

 

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Awesome arms by Felicia Macheske

Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. For more animal guessing mysteries, check out the rest of the Guess What series.

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