Category Archives: Library News

STEM and STEAM Gift ideas for the New Year from the Children’s Dept.

In 2018, we will be promoting along with our STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). Naturally, we can not promote science and technology for the 21st century without promoting reading and … Continue reading

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2017 Ohio Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Award Winners have been announced!

On December 1, the 2017 Ohio Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award Winners were announced! And the winners are… K-2 — The Ninjabread Man by C. J. Leigh and Illustrated by Chris Gall 3-5 — Pax by Sara Pennypacker and … Continue reading

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Join us for our Holiday Craft Festival!

Tuesday, November 28th  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Auditorium The holidays are coming and it’s time to decorate! Stop by the library with family and friends and make some ornaments together. No registration necessary.

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2017 Caldecott Medal Award and Honor Books

On Jan. 23, 2017, the American Library Association announced the winners of their 2017 Youth Media Awards. Ms. Heather has already blogged about the Newbery winners so I want to share some information about the Caldecott winners. The Caldecott Medal is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Happy Reading!

There were many great books published in 2016! I am looking forward to the 2017 Youth Media Awards ceremony at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibition on Monday, Jan.23, in which the Newbery Medal Award and the Caldecott Medal Award … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Melvil Dewey! (and other interesting library tidbits)

“A library’s function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapest way: information, inspiration, and recreation. If a better way than the book can be found, we should use it.” ― Melvil Dewey Melvil Dewey who was born … Continue reading

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Voting for Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Award ends soon!

It’s not too late to vote for the Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Award since voting ends November 10, 2017. Check it out here and vote for your favorite book.  The winners will be announced after December 1. Books nominated … Continue reading

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The Important Library Card

September has been the month that libraries in Cuyahoga County including Rocky River Public Library have promoted their joint campaign, A Card for Every Kid. The goal of this campaign was to put a library card into the hands of … Continue reading

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Meet Author, Illustrator, and Storyteller David Spangler

David Spangler, author and illustrator of Clamming Hods and Santa Claus and Who will be speaking at the library on Monday, Sept. 26, from 7:00 to 7:15 PM in the Community Room. This Family Event requires no registration so please stop … Continue reading

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End of Summer/Beginning of Learning

by Mary Ellen As hard as it is to believe, we complete the 2016 Summer Reading program today. It has been a whirlwind of activity since our Summer Reading Kick-off on June 13th. There were 979 participants and many of … Continue reading

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