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Fighting the Good Fight

You’ve got to hand it to best-selling author James Patterson: he is doing his part to get young people to read. He’d already put $1.5 million into student scholarships and essay competitions, then set aside $1 million to help independent bookstores. Now he is bankrolling the 2-million-hits-per-month website ReadKiddoRead.com, which profiles high-interest books. Asked about […]

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Take A Chance On Me: Blind Date…With A Book

Do you seek a strong female for thrills and romance? Is travel with a mysterious man more up your alley? How about zombies and demons? Or angelic warriors? Okay, so maybe those last two don’t seem like great dates, but what if those dates are with books? All February long, the Niles Library invites you […]

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KidSpace Best Books of 2013

2013 was a year of brilliant books for kids. From picture books to novels, KidSpace librarians read all year long. Along the way, we noted our favorites in five categories: Picture Books and Readers; Chapter Books for 3rd and 4th Graders, Chapter Books for 5th Grade and Up; Illustrated Fiction (picture books for older kids), […]

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Saving the Holidays: KidSpace to the Rescue!

Ah, the holidays. There are any versions of cherishing the holidays as there are families. They may watch (for the 27th time!) Ralphie’s quest for an air rifle in A Christmas Story or George’s redemption in It’s a Wonderful Life.  Never any shortage of baked goods around this time, either. If a tree is involved, out […]

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