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 […]
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services
Reading recommendations for every age group in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
By Emily Bartley, Youth Services Worried about your child’s falling grades? Connect with a professional online tutor today to get them the help they need—it’s FREE with your Dubuque resident library card and Tutor.com. What is Tutor.com? Tutor.com is an online tutoring service for K-12th […]
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 […]
The library recently opened a permanent StoryWalk® at the Bee Branch Creek Greenway in Downtown Dubuque.
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. The initiative encourages everyone to set aside all distractions for at least 30 minutes and read a […]
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: