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Charlemae Rollins Championed African Americans in Kids Books

A CPL librarian for 30+ years, Rollins played a critical role in changing the image of the African American in children’s literature.

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Kids, explore new books, crafts, events, resources and more each month. Complete four suggested activities and you can enter to win a prize!

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Fall Books for Teens We've Already Fallen for

Leaf through a good book this fall! Check out Justin's recommendations for new teen books.

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A Matter of Time: Fiction, Nonfiction About Time

Authors, thinkers and artists have plumbed time's deepest mysteries. We recommend notable, fun and interesting books that take on the theme.

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