Hear Diversity: 5 Audiobooks for Teens that Build Understanding, Not Walls

Diversity in audio is just as important as diversity in print. Kids and teens need to hear themselves in character dialogs and language just as much as they need to see themselves reflected in their print counterparts. Books on CD and downloadable audiobook format also provide accessibility for people with obstacles that prevent them from…
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The Woodmont Public Garden

The Woodmont Library is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its wildly successful public garden. Created in 2012 by Children’s Librarian Deborah Sandler, each year it just gets better and better. Thanks to this year’s Children’s Librarian Robin Howe, we are continuing the tradition. The peas and kale are ready and the strawberries are coming on…
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Fires and forests and parks, oh my

This August 25th it will be 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the The National Parks Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established. For folks just interested…
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Welcome to *CHOMP!* Shark Week

Do you have someone in your household who loves sharks? If so, then I probably don't need to tell you that it's SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel! This programming series started as a silly idea in 1988 that has grown into an unstoppable cultural phenomenon. Did you know that Shark Week is the longest-running cable…
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Love The 100? Try These Titles

Do you love the sci-fi action series The 100? Are you looking for something to tide you over until the premiere of season four? If so, read on for a list of books, movies and TV shows about space, survival and sci-fi adventure.     Battlestar Galactica The war with the Cylons (vengeful humanoid robots…
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