Children’s Services Blog

Summer Reading Program Partners Rock! Summer wouldn't be the same without Summer Reading Program, and we couldn't do it without our fantastic partners! We want to say a special thanks to the Friends of the Library, The Children's Museum Guild and Tri Kappa Sorority for their...

Welcome to TrueFlix! By: Julie Armstrong Non-fiction books often get overlooked when we talk about reading. Everyone wants to tell you about the last good mystery or adventure book that they read, but what about the last book on colonizing Mars or about habitat loss for the...

Say What? By: Connie Boomer At my first job after graduating from college I had a co-worker who was fond of saying "all you'll see is elbows and heels" as she was heading out the door at the end of the day.  At my next job my...

Staff Book Review: Wolfie & Fly by Cary Fagan Review by: Angela Dubinger Renata Wolfman likes facts, reading, and being by herself. She's not sure why she needs to have friends, as her parents suggest, and she is perfectly fine with her own opinions. Livingston Flott, on the other hand, loves...

Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! The weather is heating up and that means summer break will soon be here along with our annual Summer Reading Program! From June 1 - July 31 celebrate with us as we explore this summer's theme of Libraries Rock! Since our theme...

I Loved this Book! What Should I Read Next? By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian We have all been there. You’ve finished a series or a book that blew you away. You laughed, you cried, and now you’re hungry for more! Maybe you are a parent, on...

Funny Picture Books Perfect for Guest Readers By: Jackie Humphrey I think all parents at one time or another are asked by their child’s teacher to volunteer to come into the classroom and be a guest reader.  Usually your child gets to sit next to you in...

Week of the Young Child: April 16-20 We're so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their...

Sing Your Stories: The Importance of Music with Stories By: Lisa Glesil, Fishers Youth Services Librarian Music is fun for children and adults alike, but its value goes beyond just mere entertainment.  Making music benefits children in several ways:  it triggers the release of dopamine, a brain chemical...

Staff Review: As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds By: Emily Burton Genie and his brother Ernie are headed to Virginia where they’ll spend a month with their grandparents. Genie, an inquisitive and energetic boy, is excited about meeting his paternal grandfather for the first time and...