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Let’s Celebrate Our Local Black Kidlit Authors

Happy Black History Month! While you should, of course, be reading Black authors year-round, Black History Month is the perfect time to support and learn about new-to-you Black writers. The Youth Services staff has compiled a list of the amazing…

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5 Ways to Build a Better Reader

According to the IRIS Center, a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, approximately 40% of students across the nation cannot read at a basic level. If you have a reluctant or struggling reader at home, here…

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Books and a Program about Positive Body Image for Youths

Hello, FPPL patrons! The last blog post from the Youth Services department was a booklist dedicated to helping kids acclimate to the new school year, whether that was through relearning social skills, providing emotional support, or even teaching how to…

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Celebrate Disability Pride Month with Great Kidlit Books

July is Disability Pride Month! What is disability pride? According to the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), “Disability Pride is the idea that people with disabilities should be proud of their disabled identity. People with disabilities are the largest…

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During the month of May, the Library celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We will recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans by sharing books for all ages through out the month. We…

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Women’s History Month Reading Challenge

March is Women’s History Month. Help us celebrate the women writers we admire who have touched our lives, changed our perspectives, and entertained us with their stories! For the entire month of March, the Forest Park Public Library is collecting…

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Spotlight on Local Black Kidlit Authors

Happy Black History Month! While you should of course be reading Black authors year-round, Black History Month is the perfect time to support and learn about new-to-you Black writers. The Library staff has already shared a wonderful list of recommended…

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Forest Park Together

The Library announces its summer challenge program Forest Park Together. This summer is about coming together as a community. We have created an assortment of events and activities including a reading incentive program for kids ages 0 to middle grades…

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Tumblebooks!

Available now through August 31, 2020. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or…

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