Charity - Programs Manager

I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up to No Good

Busy mom, aspiring hippie, yogi, and crafter extraordinaire. I have a lifelong obsession with children’s books that began with my first visit to the school library, which long story short, ended with me in tears because I had to return my books. I was born to be a librarian and love putting together storytimes and programs for all ages. Did I mention I can tap dance?

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage

Each year from September 15 to October 15 we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. What better way to honor Hispanic culture and history than through the wide range of voices and stories found within children's books. Here are some fiction and nonfiction reads that will inspire you to learn more about Hispanic & Latinx heritage. 

New and Notable

Check out these new and noteworthy reads for kids.

Back to School!

School is here! Enjoy these related titles.

We Need Diverse Books!

Diverse reads allow all children to see themselves in the pages of a book. They allow the reader the chance to step into the shoes of the protagonist and see the world from their perspective and everyday reality. Check out this list of diverse reads at MCL.

Little Loves

Enjoy these reads with your littlest valentine. 

Hygge Home

Nothing goes hand-in-hand with cold weather like a comfortable chair, a cozy blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book.  This feeling of contentment, enjoying the simple things in life, can be summed up in the Danish term hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah). Embrace your inner Dane with these books sharing the joy of a hygge home.

Magical Books for Kids Who Love Unicorns

As a mother to a little girl, who loves glitter, sparkles, and rainbows, it is no surprise that unicorns are an obsession in my house. If you have a kiddo at home that you think would love to dive into a unicorn book here's a list to get you started. 

Girls Run the World

Are you looking for books filled with girl power to inspire your little rebel girl? Look no further! These titles are filled with a plethora of women role models who can - and have - changed the world. 

Kindergarten Snark

As a parent of an elementary school student, we read plenty of picture books. However, more often than not, as we snuggle before bedtime we are not exploring treasured classics. We are enjoying the same book starring my child's current obsession, Paw Patrol, over and over and over. You can only read about the pup pup boogie so many times before you start to snap. Break the cycle of…

Fall Favorites

Fall is my favorite time of year. The air is crisp, the trees are spinning a colorful tapestry of reds and yellows, and it is the perfect time to snuggle up with your little one and share a good book. These picture books are a few of my fall favorites and will have you rejoicing that autumn is finally here. So slip on a sweater, grab your pumpkin spice latte, and get reading.