Ms. Ashlee Reading on a stack of books; 6 books on display

Ms. Ashlee’s Favorite Picture Books of 2021

Between my storytimes and reading to my young kids at home, I read a lot of picture books. I thought I would share some of my favorites that have been published this year. I hope you enjoy them as much and my kids and I did!

Norman Didn’t Do It! (Yes, he did.) by Ryan T. Higgins

Norman and Mildred are best friends….

Screenshot of Bloomfield Township Library's Youth Database Page with five categories that are world languages, reading and recommendations, elementary and early learning, middle grade research and homework help, and more to explore

How to Find Youth Databases

Did you know that we offer a variety of online databases specifically for children? These tools are great for homework help, learning a new language, finding books to read, and more! Click on the link below for a video demonstrating where to go on our website to find these online resources.

LOTE Online for Kids

New World Language Database for Kids

LOTE Online for Kids is a library eResource that allows kids to enjoy the magic of digital books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) from the comfort of their own home. Kids can also watch each LOTE title translated and narrated in English to continue their reading and literacy development. There are over 1200 digital picture books in over 40 languages to choose from. Just enter your library card number,…

Little Pim panda bear holding American, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Italian flags

World Languages Databases

Is your child hoping to learn a new language this year? Or perhaps your are looking for your child to retain what they’ve already learned. We have some great online tools to help!

Little Pim An online language learning system for ages 0-6, provided through Mango Languages. It’s the fun, easy, and effective way for younger kids to learn a foreign language!…

Youth Databases Homework Help

Homework Databases

Whether your child needs to research for an assignment, needs homework help, or would like to learn more about a specific topic, we’re here to help! Here are some online databases to get you started:

ABCMouse With 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other ad-free learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners ages 2-8….