In a career that spanned almost sixty years, Jerry Pinkney wrote and illustrated over a hundred books and book covers, primarily for children. His many accolades include a Caldecott Medal, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Pinkney left an indelible mark on the world of children's literature and continues to inspire readers of all ages. 

The lion & the mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Little Red Riding-Hood by Jerry Pinkney

Polymer Clay Jewelry

Polymer clay is a versatile medium and a great way to experiment with your creative side! Learn the basics of working with polymer clay and make your own jewelry at home! Most supplies will be provided, but a few basics will be required from home. Registration is required and will begin on Thursday, 8/26 at 9:00am. This program is for ages 18+. 

One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the virtual program via Zoom.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

President Barack Obama recently shared his 2021 Summer Reading List, comprised of titles from a variety of genres. Interested in the former President's reading habits? Check one of his favorites out today!

At night all blood is black by 1966- David Diop
Land of big numbers by Te-Ping Chen

Juneteenth marks the day that the last slaves were officially emancipated in the United States. Beginning as a smaller holiday throughout Texas, Juneteenth is now celebrated throughout the country on June 19th. The following nonfiction and fiction titles share stories of emancipation and celebration!

Children's Books

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper

Volunteering is not only great for your community, but great for you as well! Getting involved with a cause can help you find purpose, connect with others, and feel good about the difference you’ve made. Helping out is also great for everyone, no matter their age. Use the resources below to get involved today!

The photo Colorful Hands by Tim Mossholder is made available through Unsplash

Connect With Volunteer Opportunities

Hey you! Yes, you! There is no one else like you in the world and that is something very special. In fact, you are worth celebrating just the way you are. Use our tips to enjoy time to yourself, create something special to you, or learn how to boost your confidence.

Sparkler in the snow by Jakob Owens courtesy of Unsplash

Ways to Celebrate Yourself

Help the little ones in your life learn to love themselves! These pictures explore what it means to be confident, happy, and unabashedly YOU. 

Alma and how she got her name by illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal
Be who you are by Todd Parr

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was created to assist households that are struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by the FCC, the program strives to connect consumers to jobs, healthcare, education, and more with affordable Internet service.  

Beginning May 12, 2021, eligible households can enroll in the EBB program and receive a monthly discount off the cost of Internet service from approved providers. Contact a company near you or visit to find out more and enroll.  

Since 2013, May has been celebrated as Short Story Month - a time to read, share, and even write short stories! The story collections below have made waves and won awards in recent years. Check one out today for an exploration of these authors' unique styles and insights.

Ayiti by Roxane Gay

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrate to acknowledge, discover, and demonstrate support for environmental protection. The books below share stories about the Earth, as well as ways that we can support and protect our planet. What will you do to make the Earth a better place?

Picture Books

Caillou : plants a tree by 1968- Sarah Margaret Johanson