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The Blue Whale

 Jenni Desmond's The Blue Whale features beautiful illustrations and concisely informative text that take you on an ocean adventure alongside a thoughtful and inquisitive kid in a crown with a fascination with the largest mammal on the planet. A stack of hippopotami, endless gallons of milk, airplanes, blowholes, and melon boats will inspire your kids to learn more about ocean animals - you’ll just wish Jenni Desmond could illustrate everything else you read!

Minecraft Mania

 Is your child obsessed with Minecraft? Whether it's hacks or fiction based in a Minecraft world, we've got the books to satisfy their needs! To get the titles your child wants, place a hold today. If you are unsure how to place a hold, call your local library branch or stop in to see us. We are happy to walk you through the process!

An Ambush of Tigers

 “Do you ever wonder

what animals do

when they gather in groups

of more than two?”  

An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns, by Betsy R Rosenthal, beautifully illustrated by Jago, is a poetic and whimsical romp through the animal kingdom. Let it inspire you and your kids to continue the wordplay by looking up collective nouns for animals not in the book and making up your own phrases. Mine? - When a pod of whales all splash their tails, does a constellation of starfish get rearranged?

Tumblebooks

 It's 3:00 on a Wednesday, and you’re stuck in a crowded waiting room. You forgot to bring some books, so your four-year-old is on the verge of a meltdown. Tumblebooks* to the rescue! TumbleBooks are free, animated, talking picture books available from the library. Choose from a variety of picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, graphic novels and more, all at your fingertips. All you need is a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Summer Reading Program Ends August 6!

 Don't delay! Get to one of the Springfield-Greene County Library branches or Mobile Library no later than Saturday, August 6 to pick up your summer reading prizes. Saturday, August 6 is the last day the library branches will have any prizes available for our summer readers to pick up.