Kids Read

Love it AND List it! The Benefits of a Reading Log for Kids

By Tori Hamilton, Children's Library Associate, Glenpool Library

Are you one of those avid readers who keeps a carefully curated reading log on GoodReads, LibraryThing, or the library's own Bibliocommons? Maybe you enjoy hearing about new books and adding them to your "Want to Read" list, or you get a secret thrill from marking yet another title as "completed." Such are the simple joys of a lifelong reader! 

But do you keep track of which books you've read to your children? If not, now might be the time to start.

Books Librarians LOVE

*A longer version of this article was published in the February 2018 issue of Tulsa Kids magazine.

Librarians love books. (Big surprise!)

Children's librarians, in particular, love picture books - and we are very fond of sharing them with children and parents.

For your Valentine's Day pleasure, here are 5 books that Tulsa City-County Library children's staff loved last year...

How Long Is A Whale? written and illustrated by Alison Limentani

Get Storytime... In Your Pocket!

Now you can carry great library learning experiences... in your pocket! The Tulsa City-County Library developed and launched the Build A Reader app, which combines practical literacy tips, great book suggestions, and videos of library staff demonstrating brain-building (and fun!) songs, fingerplays, and activities to do with your child.

It's FREE, and you can find it in your mobile device's app store by searching "Tulsa City-County Library."

Favorite Friends: book review

By Connie Lee Krute, Youth Associate, Pratt Library

One of my favorite picture books came to our shelves at the Pratt Library in July of 2017, but the message of "Together Always" by Edwina Wyatt is a very old and effective one.

Sequoyah Award? What's That?

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library and former Sequoyah Children's Team member

At some point during the school year, you might hear your child mention the Sequoyah Award, and wonder what it's all about. You know it has something to do with books and you're thrilled your child is reading, but you're also thinking, what is it, exactly?, who picks the books on the list?, how are the nominees chosen? 

I'm glad you asked!

What is the Sequoyah Award?