Oct 28 2:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Main

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Stroll

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Let's Talk Race (as a Family...)

Having "The Talk" can feel daunting.  Whether it's sexuality, staying safe or race--it can be difficult to know where to begin. By talking about these important topics early and often, parents and caregivers can increase the whole family's comfort and skill in conversation, making these discussions part of their family culture.   Richland Library is always here to help with the best books and resources-- whether you're just starting to talk about race or you're ready to deepen your family's knowledge and understanding so that you can take action.  
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StoryWalk®: How Do You Wokka-Wokka? Read-Alikes

Visit Richland Library's How Do You Wokka-Wokka? StoryWalk® at Caughman Road Park and get your family moving and grooving while enjoying a great story.  Next, check out some of these good books to continue the fun at home!  Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. 
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StoryWalk®: Rainbow Stew Read-Alikes

Did our Rainbow Stew StoryWalk® at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood leave you hungry for more good books? Check out this list below for more inspiration to get you moving, growing and cooking together!   Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. 
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Celebrate Loving Day for Families

Celebrate Loving Day by sharing stories of families brought together by love. "The “Loving” in Loving Day is actually the last name of Mildred and Richard Loving. The Loving Day Story begins when they were arrested for being married in 1958 because they were an interracial couple living in Virginia.

Nov 18 10:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Northeast

Outdoor Family Storytime/ Cuentacuentos en el Patio de Northeast

Nov 04 10:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Northeast

Outdoor Family Storytime/ Cuentacuentos en el Patio de Northeast

Oct 21 10:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Northeast

Outdoor Family Storytime/ Cuentacuentos en el Patio de Northeast

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Read All About It: Firefighters & Fire Trucks

Firefighters work hard to keep us safe.  Find out more about how they keep us safe, what they wear to keep them safe and the equipment they use (especially fire trucks) by reading these fiction and nonfiction titles about these first responder heroes. If you want to know how to keep yourself safe around fire, check out Read All About It:  Fire Safety.  
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Richland Library Main

#OWNVoices: Hip-Hop Lollipop

Teeth brushing

Music crushing

Bass thumping

Shoulders pumping

Head rotation

Jubilation!

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Richland Library Main

2020 Holiday Gifts for Children

The gift of books is one that children treasure.

El regalo de los libros es uno que los niños atesoran.

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2020 Holiday Gifts for Babies & Toddlers

Babies and toddlers are getting an introduction to the world of books.  Reading to them on a daily basis helps them develop a routine where they begin to associate love, interaction, and family with books. Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. 
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Thanksgiving Books to Share with Children

Sharing a Thanksgiving story as a family is a fun and meaningful way to spend some time preparing for the holiday. Here are some books you will want to gobble up.
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An Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day (the first Friday in December) is the beginning of tree planting season in South Carolina.  Celebrate safely by finding moments to walk among the trees and appreciate their quiet majesty. Reading can also deepen our knowledge of even every day subjects. This curated selection of books offers titles for everyone - stories about the importance of trees, the science and even hands-on activities. 
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Read All about It: Diverse Families in Picture Books

Celebrate all kinds of families and their love for one another by reading these wonderful picture books with your very own family. Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. Find more resources on race, equity, and inclusion, here.  
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Read All About It: Kindness & Caring

Everyone can show kindness and everyone needs a little kindness.  Waving hello, offering to help someone carry a heavy load or making a card for a friend can brighten someone's day. Let these books inspire you to find ways to let people know that you care.   Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084.
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Read All About It: Feelings and Mental Health

Sharing books about feelings gives children the language to name their emotions.  These stories can also give children the opportunity to explore feelings and imagine how they might behave if they were a character in the story.   Talking about emotions with a trusted caregiver builds a solid foundation of mental health. Check out some of these great read-alouds and start your conversation today!  
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Richland Library Cooper

The Benefits of Bilingual Storytime

Enjoy storytime in English and Spanish!/ ¡Disfruta la Colecion de la Hora de Cuentos en inglés y español! 

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Read All About It: Indigenous & Native People in Picture Books

Understand and celebrate the stories and history of indigenous and native people of North America in these beautifully illustrated picture books.   Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. Find more resources on race, equity, and inclusion, here.
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Richland Library Main

DIY Storytime: Grandma's Tiny House

Curated storytimes that families can share at home with an ebook (Grandma's Tiny House:  A Counting Story)songs and rhymes Dos Manitos Diez Deditos and 5 Green & Speckled Frogs) and activities (Counting with Nature, Matching with LEGOs & Number Scavenger Hunt).

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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

From The Notorious RBG to I Dissent, explore the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with these books and movies that span all age ranges.
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The Power of Protest for Families

Inspire your future leaders with these stories of people who made a difference.  Discover how these activists found their voice, fought for their rights and used the power of protest to create change.   You can also take action with our DIY Storytime:  Get Up, Stand Up.   Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084.
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Richland Library Main

iRead: Nikki Grimes

Born and raised in New York City, Nikki Grimes has earned several accolades for her writing and poetry.  She writes so that children will see themselves in literature. 

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Read All About It: Nikki Grimes

Born and raised in New York City, Nikki Grimes has earned several accolades for her writing and poetry. Ms. Grimes has said that reading and writing helped her get through her darkest times as a child.  Helping children process grief through stories is a significant part of her writing. She wants children to see themselves in literature. 
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Richland Library Main

DIY Musical Instruments

Create a musical ensemble using everyday materials you can find around your house and yard.

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Richland Library Main

DIY Storytime: Get Up, Stand Up

Curated storytimes that families can share at home with an ebook (Get Up, Stand Up)songs and poems ( Funga Alafia; Warrior; and I Love You Too) and activities (Making Space: Speak Up; Chalk Your Walk; and Yard Signs).

 

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Read All About It: Celebrating Moms

Whether it's Mama or Mommy, your mom or someone who is like a mother to you, these wonderful family read alouds and listens will help you celebrate the person who helps you feel safe, gives you courage and makes you feel loved.   To start reading or listening today, all you need is your Richland Library card, a laptop or mobile device and Wi-Fi access.  If you don't have a Richland Library card, apply online and start accessing all of our online resources immediately. 
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Richland Library Main

Managing Children’s Emotions 

Eight things you can do today to help your entire family understand, process and cope with this new, temporary normal.

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Richland Library Main

How to Do a Storytime

Four easy steps to help you keep reading, singing, playing and talking every day. 

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The Magic of Mac Barnett

Picture books push and stretch a child's imagination, breathing magic into the everyday. And Mac Barnett is a master of this magic.  Ready to sprinkle some magic into your child's world? Try some of my favorite books by Mac Barnett. 
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Contemplative Picture Books

These picture books feature introspective characters and themes, allowing young and developing readers to explore not only their thoughts, but the world around them. These range from simple poems on top of beautiful photographs and illustrations, to wordless expressions of art and narrative.
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LGBTQ+ Picture Books

Enjoy these diverse and wholesome books, each sharing a message of inclusiveness and acceptance. Subjects range from non-traditional families to a child's budding gender identity, and even a true story about a family of penguins.
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Toys, toys, and more toys!

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers Explore titles about making toys, the importance of play, and great picture books that show the magic of simple playthings. 
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Pumpkin Spice for Kids

Make your little one a pumpkin spice steamer to sip alongside these reads just right for pumpkin time.  Pumpkin Spice Steamer for Littles Warm a cup of your favorite milk (soy, dairy, coconut, or almond), add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice syrup or a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and a splash of vanilla flavoring.  Make sure the milk is not too hot and serve it up with a good book! 
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Picture Books you Can Sing and Dance to

Enjoy these books that have songs or dances woven throughout the stories.  Some are new twists on old classics.  The syncopation and rhyming can liven up any home storytime session.  Also, it gives you a reason to sing and dance with your little ones.  Come by the Sandhills location for more suggestions!
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Great Books for Toddlers

When your little one starts walking, all bets are off! He's ready to explore and move; sitting still is not his forte. Here are a few books that are sure to catch his attention and grow his love of reading with you. Reading at least three books each day will prepare your child to be ready to learn to read when the time comes, will instill a love of books, and will give you precious, memorable moments of bonding. Be sure to ask your local librarian for even more suggestions! You can check out 60 books with your library card.
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Richland Library Main

Most Checked-Out Children's Books (2018)

Richland Library is recapping what caught the attention of our customers in 2018. It's your access to the most checked-out items over the last year.

 

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Great Books for Babies

Your baby is born with 1 billion unconnected brain neurons. Much of his brain development and those developing connections depend on the sensory experiences he has in his early years, and the language he hears. The best way to help develop his brain, his understanding of language, and an appreciation for high quality art is to introduce him to books as soon as he is born. The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card!