They are not good at it. They find it difficult so they do not want to.
"Reading is boringggggg...."
They are not motivated.
The book does not have enough pictures. Too many words.
The American Library Association has named June "Rainbow Book Month," - a month to highlight the authors and books that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. This book list includes not only fiction, but memoirs, essay collections, history of LGBTQIA+ and more- all recommended by our librarians. Click on the cover of each book to access the catalog.
Nonfiction Collection (Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult):
The year 2020 has presented a lot to us. Between Netflix's documentary hit Tiger King, a pandemic, quarantining due to the pandemic, talk of murder hornets, postponement of the Olympics, racial justice movements (please and thank you), sky-rocketed unemployment, AHHHHH! we have endured and still dealing with quite a bit. However, I am a glass half full kind of person, so I believe we will get through this and be stronger because of it.
In the meantime, I have to read to help me cope. So, I'm sharing my list of "next reads" and recommended reads. Hope you enjoy!
By the way, my taste is all over the place-- so don't judge me :-)
I’m Bored! Family Board games for School Age and Up
In response to the ongoing events, our librarians curated a list of anti-racism books that are available in our system.
Listen Up! Perfect Podcasts for Kids
Kids bored or stressed? Need some fresh ideas? These Hoopla titles can help revive, inform and renew your kids and family.
Learn a new skill, start a new hobby or just find some fun with one of these ebooks from Hoopla.
Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott
These one-liners, tongue twisters and knock-knock jokes are perfect for the young comedian.
Hand Shadow Fun by Frank Jacobs
Titles on Hoopla
Spring is here and we are past the last frost date in our gardening zone. Check out the collection of digital gardening resources below to get you started in your southern garden. Growing your own veggies or enjoying flowers is good for the soul! For specific gardening questions, the Northern Alabama Master Gardeners are answering email questions at: MGdesk@mginfo.org
Do your kids miss storytime? So do we! Be sure to check out our Huntsville Madison County Public Library YouTube channel to see some of your favorite Youth Services Librarians hosting storytimes, STEM activities, puppet shows and more. Need more storytime fun? Why not try your own storytime at home? These favorite books and tunes will get you started.
I have used all these books in storytimes..They are kid and librarian approved!