Princeton Public Library tips & info!
Fri, Oct 9 11:14am
Library hours:
The Princeton Public Library is open for express services in the Community Room Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and now with afternoon hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-7 p.m.
 
BOOK LISTS
 
 
The library has a nonpartisan online resource to help prepare people to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.

BOOKS: STAFF PICKS 

Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki
 - Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki tells a chaotic and celebratory tale of neighbors who come together to prepare a meal for their community. Recommended for grades K-3.
 
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson - New from National Book Award winner, Jacqueline Woodson, this beautiful and heartbreaking book tells the story of ZJ whose father, a beloved NFL star, begins to suffer headaches and memory loss that could mean the end of his career. Recommended for grades 4-8.
 
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen - This gorgeous graphic novel juxtaposes several fairy tale adaptations with the realistic tale of young teen Tien who is trying to figure out how to come out to his parents and Helen, Tien's mother, who is dealing with a sick parent back in her home country, Vietnam. Recommended for grades 7 & up.
 
Want more staff picks? Check out our book lists, Fall Staff Picks For Kids and Fall Staff Picks For Teens! And also check out our monthly blog post Top Five Under Five with things to do in and around town, resources, and new books in the library's collection for children ages birth to five years old and their families.
 
We had such a wonderful day on Saturday, September 12 with Book Jam, a special virtual event, with a fantastic group of authors and illustrators who create books for children and teens. If you missed it you can watch the ten sessions we hosted that day, they were recorded and archived; please select the sessions here. You can also find event-paired book lists on our website: Book Jam Recommendations for Kids and Book Jam Recommendations  for Teens.
 
Of interest for older youth and adults, our annual Princeton Environmental Film Festival runs from October 12-18 and will be presented virtually. There are 20 films, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, please see the schedule here. Please note that while the screenings are free advance registration is required to get access to the screening links and passwords. The PEFF Recommended Books for Youth 2020 Picks list is now available too.
 
Hope to see you soon,
 
Susan
 

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Susan Conlon
Head of Youth Services
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542