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Celebrate Freedom on Juneteenth

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This holiday is considered the longest running African-American holiday and has been called America’s second Independence Day celebrated annually on June 19th.

Visit the library to pick up a Juneteenth Celebration Noisemaker Kit and browse our display of books about the holiday!…

 
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Celebrate Pride

June is Pride month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Visit the library and check out our display of stories by and about members of the LGBTQIA+ community or browse our digital display below!

 
Campers and a tent, surrounded by pine trees and forest animals.

June is National Great Outdoors Month

Now that the weather is warmer, it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors! Check out a selection of outdoor-themed books available to download from home, or come visit us in person for lots more in the Youth Services Department!

 
Display of children's books addressing fear, anxiety, and sadness that can be found in the Youth Room of the Bloomfield Township Public Library

Resources for Talking to Kids About Fear and Violence

In times of crisis and trauma, it can be difficult to know what to say to kids who are worried and have questions. We have materials on display in the Youth Room and have compiled several online resources below to help support such these conversations.

Sesame Street – Community and Gun Violence
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Bookshelf with "Who Was/Is" series in the middle

Who Was/Is Biographies Are Moving

Due to the demand of the Who Was/Is biography series, and the amount of titles in the series itself (there are almost 200 books in this series so far), we have moved all the Who Was/Is biographies to their own location in our juvenile biography section! We hope this makes it easier for children who love the series to explore new people to learn about….

 

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