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By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services While we should treat ourselves to a wide range of voices all year round, Black History Month is the perfect time to remind ourselves that stories by and about Black people do not need to be saved for one month […]
Check out the top most-borrowed books of 2022!
Brightly colored and durable board books are the perfect way to introduce your baby to the joys of reading.
Interesting and inspiring chapter books for kids ages 8-12.
BrainFuse HelpNow is an on-demand learning platform for all ages that you can access with your Carnegie-Stout Public Library card.
Books with relatable characters and issues for can offer ease of mind for kids anxious about going back to school.
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke July is Disability Pride Month. Spend some time this summer to broaden the perspectives of the young readers in your life with stories about people with disabilities. The following picture books are a great place to start. “Just Ask!” (Philomel Books, 2019) […]
Celebrate Pride Month and LGBTQIA+ voices.
by Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated every May to recognize the contributions of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander-Americans. It is the perfect time of year to add more diverse voices to your bookshelf so you can celebrate these individuals all year […]
Check out the Carnegie-Stout Public Library StoryWalk® at the Bee Branch Creek Greenway in downtown Dubuque.
by Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Happy Women’s History Month! One of the best ways to celebrate with children is to read a picture book biography! There are many wonderful books about women throughout history, some stories are more familiar than others, but all are worth […]
Celebrate all things fandom throughout the month of January at JanFanCon!
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Now that the weather is cooling off and pumpkins are adorning our porch steps, it is the perfect time for families to celebrate all things sweetly spooky with their little ones. Since there is no better way to celebrate than […]
Reading recommendations for every age group in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
This summer, the library youth services department was lucky enough to have not one, not two, but THREE AmeriCorps members to help with community outreach efforts! Meet Sarah Russo, Shaneen Upal, and Calasandra Spray. Sarah is from Albany, New York, and has a Library Science […]
What is the TumbleBooks Library? It is an online collection of children’s books with a wide range of subjects, styles, and reading levels that we provide free through our website; you don’t even need a library card! TumbleBooks offers animated, professionally narrated picture books and […]
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Drop Everything and Read Day is held every year on Beverly Cleary’s birthday, April 12, to celebrate the beloved author and encourage reading. In fact, this celebration lasts the whole month of April and is designed to remind folks of […]
Looking for award-winning books for children and teens? Check out these local and national lists.
Parents are teachers and the home is where children receive their first education. Pre-reading (or early literacy) skills set your child up for future success in school and reading, so it’s important to help your child develop these skills at home. Get your child ready […]
Young children need a variety of skills to become successful readers. A panel of reading experts has determined that the following six early literacy skills become the building blocks for later reading and writing. Research indicates that children who enter school with more of these […]
The library is pleased to offer tours for groups interested in learning more about how to use the library and its resources. *Please Note: Tours may not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions. * The Youth Services Department conducts tours for day cares, schools, scout troops, […]
Looking for some fun and educational online outlets for your children? Check out these kid-friendly websites: