Learning From the Lemonade Stand for Kids & Parents

  For many children, their first business experience is selling lemonade to neighbors and passers-by. They learn more than how to make money – they are developing an entrepreneurial mindset and life skills that will help them pursue their passions and reach their full potential. These qualities include having goals, being determined and handling failure…
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Hooray for President’s Day!

As we celebrate President's Day, we can gain insight into the character and personalities of the men who served as our Commanders-in-Chief.  This booklist has stories that go beyond chopping down cherry trees, growing a beard, or starring in a movie with a chimpanzee.   A father promises his daughters a new dog when they…
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February Book of the Month

Just Breathe 338 Pages, Grades 9+ When David’s chronic illness takes a turn for the worse, he is admitted to the hospital where he meets Jamie during her rotation as a “Smile Awhile” volunteer.  David is popular, outgoing, and lives with cystic fibrosis, which he downplays to his peers. Jamie is shy, lonely, and struggles…
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Save the Date – May 2, 2020 – Gilroy Maker Faire Call for Makers and Volunteers

What is Maker Faire? Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth…
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Check Out 2020 Youth Award Winners!

On Monday, American Library Association announced several awards for children's literature. Newbery Award: New Kid by Jerry Craft and Illustrated by Jim Callahan This is the first time a graphic novel has been given this award. The Newbery Medal is given to the most outstanding contribution to American children's literature published in 2019. Newbery Honor…
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