First Day of Kindergarten Books on Hoopla, picture of three kids reading books with four book suggestions above their heads

First Day of Kindergarten Books on Hoopla

Is your little one starting school for the first time? Starting Kindergarten is such an exciting time, but like with anything new, it can bring on some anxiety and tears. We have some great books available on Hoopla for you to read to your child to help calm their jitters and make them smile! Check them out:

Mae’s First Day of School Today is Mae’s first day of school….

Poster featuring school supplies like pencils, scissors, crayons, and paper.

Back to School E-books

It’s almost here – the beginning of a new school year! These are a few of the hundreds of books on going to school that are available online to borrow. We have even more as physical books in the Youth Department, so come visit!

Heading Scavenger Hunt and Sensory Walk at Cranbrook House and Gardens with photos of sculptures, bridges, and flowers

Scavenger Hunts and Sensory Walk & Finds

Try our Sensory Walk & Find or for more of a challenge, try our Scavenger Hunt on the grounds of Cranbrook House & Gardens! You can pick up the sensory walk & find sheet or scavenger hunt sheet at the Youth Services or Adult Services Desks. Or you can download and print from home:

Cranbrook Sensory Walk &…

Closeup photos of librarians in story time, flannel board, and picture books under heading Story Times On-Demand

Story Times On-Demand

Did you know we have story times you can join anytime? Check out our Family Story Time and Sensory Story Time videos On-Demand:

Family Story Times for children of all ages and their families…

Realistic Fiction For Grades 4 6 Ms. Liz Is Holding The Starup Squad Picture Of Four Girls Starting A Lemonade Stand To Sell Lemonade

Book Talks!

Looking for something new and exciting to read this summer? Our Youth Librarians have some wonderful recommendations for you! Check out Ms. Liz’s video recommendations for realistic fiction! Some of her favorites include:

The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld
I Can Make This Promise by Christina Day
We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

Realistic fiction not your genre of choice?…



  • Basketball with face of the author, title Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
    Dragon Hoops
  • Four happy dogs are gathered outdoors, with a fifth brooding from the shadows and a cat peeking out from a window in a nearby house.
    Secondhand Dogs
  • Book cover displaying Navajo boy with his grandmother in front of campfire. A cloud shaped like a creature can be seen in the sky.
    Healer of the Water Monster
  • Book cover displaying young person leaning pensively over an apartment balcony railing.
    Sunny Days Inside
  • A Single Stone book cover. Image of seven people digging under a mountain.
    A Single Stone
  • Paper Heart By Cat Patrick Yellow Heart With Blue Shadow Of A Girl Standing On The Left Curve Of The Heart
    Paper Heart
  • Stella Book Jacket - Girl Hugging Beagle dog in front of a tree
  • Hideandseeker
    Hide and Seeker
  • Howtobee
    How to Bee
  • Inkling
  • Placeatthetable
    A Place at the Table
  • Strays
    Strays Like Us