A Normal Pig

Some new picture books have arrived in Youth Services. A Normal Pig written and illustrated by K-Fai Steele is her debut picture book for both illustration and writing. K-Fai Steele is an accomplished artist and writer. Steele is a writer in residence at the San Francisco Public Library.


The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Cover of The Unhoneymooners by Christina LaurenOlive Torres has always been the unlucky twin.  Until now.  When the buffet at her sister’s wedding reception becomes a source of food poisoning, she finds herself spared for once. Also spared is the best man and Olive’s mortal enemy, Ethan.  There was a time when they might’ve been a couple, but mixed signals and petty assumptions have landed them directly in each other’s crosshairs.

A Sleepy Bird

birdAs the days get longer it is harder and harder for kids to fall asleep. You may have a child who fights going to sleep. S/he would be just like Sleepy Bird. Sleepy Bird written and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard is a great summer read to share with your child.


See Tolkien in Theaters, READ Tolkien at the Library!

Cover of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien"Tolkien", a new biopic from director Dome Karukoski is in theaters today. It portrays the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's early years from a fellowship of grammar school adventurers to the hellish landscape of the Battle of the Somme.

Hug a Cactus?

Read It Make It is highlighting a new book in the Youth Services Department this month. Nobody Hugs a Cactus written and illustrated by Carter Goodrich is a delightful book to read to your child. Goodrich tells the heartwarming story of Hank the cactus. Hank sits on a windowsill in the desert all alone. He thinks he enjoys being alone.  Hank is prickly inside and out when others interact with him. It isn't until he is stuck with a friend, Hank realizes how much he enjoys being around others.


Bring Out That Umbrella

The Green UmbrellaTake your child on an adventure this rainy season and read The Green Umbrella written by Jackie Azua Kramer and illustrated by Maral Sassouni.  It will take your child on a magical journey and spark some imaginative play.  

Earth Day

The 49th anniversary of Earth Day is Monday April 22. You can celebrate Earth Day with your child many different ways.  You can take a walk in the park, donate unwanted items to a local charity, go to a farmers market, or go for a bike ride It is always a good opportunity to teach your child to appreciate nature and be conscious of the waste he/she produces.

Earth Day

#CIFF43 Wrap Up

Pass the Popcorn discovered so many fabulous films at #CIFF43! Look for these movies which are already on order and in the catalog:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang’s debut novel is a delightful albeit racy love story featuring a leading lady with Aspberger’s.  BookPage named it the number one romance from  2018.  Hoang was only recently diagnosed, at the age of 34, as bei

Sunday April 7 is "Cleveland Rocks" Day at the the Rock Hall!


When: Sun., April 7, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Price: Free with General Admission