Kids Read

Draw-ing Children into Reading: Art as a Doorway to Literature

Hannah E. Harrison @ Hardesty Regional Library on Nov. 3 for "Books To Treasure" 

It's a truth universally forgotten by adults that learning how to read is hard. Because it's easy for us to do NOW, we don't remember how hard it was to learn THEN.

In fact, learning to read is the hardest cognitive task (or, rather, a complex, interconnected web of many different tasks) we ask kids to do - in a relatively short amount of time.

The Plus Side of Making Mistakes

"The Book of Mistakes" by Corinna Luyken - reviewed by Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

Are mistakes bad? How can mistakes turn into something lovely?

Halloween Costumes: Research to the Rescue!

On the hunt for an authentic Halloween costume for you or your child?

Research to the rescue!

The library's Popular Culture Universe database has articles, pictures, and in some cases even videos that show clothing from various decades.

Whether you want to re-create a "Flapper" look from the 1920s, one of the original "Boy Band" musicians from the 1950s, or even a "Furby" toy from the 1990s, you'll find inspiration and information from this free resource.

"What about me?": Reading aloud to older kids

Reading Aloud to Older Children Still Has Benefits

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

Reading to babies and young children is one of the most important things parents and caregivers can do to promote literacy skills.

Misunderstood Monsters

Ah, October! This is the time of year when it's socially acceptable to talk about monsters with children. Good thing there are plenty of excellent monster books to share with them! 

On the non-scary, funny side of the monster book spectrum, "Quit Calling Me a Monster" by John Jory and illustrated by the genius Bob Shea should be at the top of your list for read-alouds.