• Hooray for preschool!

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:00am
    Hooray for preschool!

    It's no secret. Princeton is an extraordinary place for high quality education at all levels. Preschool is no exception. With well over twenty schools offering Preschool and Pre-K programs in Princeton municipality alone, parents have a wealth of options for their child's first school experience. The choices can be overwhelming. Where to begin?

  • Why YA?

    Monday, July 22, 2013 - 10:59am
    books, reading, teens, Young Adult
    Why YA?

    As Princeton continues to swelter through this summer’s seemingly interminable heat, it's sometimes too hot to do any real work. So, like any good southerner, I did what we do best during the heat, which is get a cold beverage (iced coffee is a good substitute if no decent sweet tea can be found) and shoot the breeze with my fellow librarians. Of course, being librarians, our talk quickly turned to books and the always knotty question of what makes a good young adult (YA) book.

  • A rose for Emily

    Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:15am
    books, memories, movies, trucks
    A rose for Emily

    Last week I had to say goodbye to my truck. Like any beloved member of a family, my truck had a name (Emily, Emiliana, Emsers, etc, depending on my mood) and a long history. A college graduation gift from my father, she and I have driven everywhere together: Chicago, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York City, and countless trips back and forth to my home in Alabama. She has moved me and my friends.

  • Beasts in the garden

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:00am
    Beasts in the garden

    One of the first things that I do when I visit other public libraries when I travel – and I always visit other public libraries when I travel (thank you Lebanon (NH) Public Library for letting me print my boarding passes for free!) – is to check out their children’s section. And every library, no matter how small has a space set aside for children, with low rows of attractive picture books, irresistibly cute furniture sized specifically for little ones, and sometimes even special play areas for tactile learners.

  • Introducing Olivier Tallec

    Friday, April 19, 2013 - 6:00am
    Introducing Olivier Tallec

    If you come to the library on Saturday, April 27, don’t be surprised to hear some French or English with a strong French accent. The Princeton Public Library, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., welcomes one of the most popular French illustrators for children: Olivier Tallec.