Caught Reading: Children’s Library at HWLC, August 2017

Mother and child reading
Source: Patrick Pyszka, City of Chicago

There are so many things for you to see and do in the newly renovated Thomas Hughes Children's Library at Harold Washington Library Center. As you've spent time reading, playing and learning, we watched to see what books caught your attention. Here are just a few of the books we caught you reading this month.

We spotted babies, toddlers and their caregivers reading and playing in the new early childhood neighborhood. A group of friends read Hooray for Fish! and The Napping House together, while little ones in the puppet area enjoyed Count the Monkeys and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.



School-age kids were busy being Summer Learning Challenge Super Explorers, stopping Dr. Brain Drain while reading about heroes of all types, including Heroes on the Side and Ada Twist, Scientist. They also explored the new robot library—we caught you reading Everything Robotics.


The new tween space draws 11- to 13-year-olds exploring our many maker activities and new technology. We caught you reading titles from the tween collection, picking the novels Moone Boy and Cardboard and the graphic novel Chiggers.


Have you visited the new Thomas Hughes Children's Library? Be sure to stop by and let us know what you are reading—we’d love to hear!

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