June 12, 2020
Resources and Ideas
for Unusual Times
Notes From The Children’s Library
Missing You!

Ms. Sammi and Ms. Laken staff the Children’s Library every Tuesday and Friday for curbside pickup. We miss seeing your faces and helping you pick out books in person, but love hearing from you when you call in for requests.

We are here to help! Contact us by chat or email 9-5 weekdays and we will respond as soon as we can.

What's Your Topic?

The picture book collection is arranged by Glades, or thematic sections. If you are looking for books on Nature , Hobbies , Families , Things That Go - we have got you covered. Just mention a section when you call to request books and we'll find something for you!

Today we’d like to highlight two of the Glades, Our World and Community . If you’re looking to checkout materials featuring diverse characters and #ownvoices stories, these Glades are a great place to start!

The Our World collection contains books about cultural differences and stories from history around the world. The Community section contains inclusive stories of immigration, community helpers, friendship, and much more.
Talking About Race

Looking for a resource to begin conversations with children about race? Start at the National Museum of African American Culture and History !

We are committed to the idea that books serve the dual function of giving children windows into others’ lives and mirroring their own lives. We strive in our selection process to provide books that reflect the community members in all parts of Providence, not just Rochambeau. If there are books you wish to see on our shelves, please reach out! Building a library collection is a process, and we welcome community involvement. 
Reading and Viewing on Race Issues

Talking about race for teens.
Talking about race for kids.

Comics about racism.

Unlimited viewing in Kanopy Kids!  
ASL Storytime- Wednesdays at 3:30 pm on PCL'S YouTube Channel

Below: Listen to What Can a Citizen Do?