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How to find NEW Children's Books!

One of my favorite library experiences, as both a librarian and a patron, is admiring and purusing the new books that come in to the library.  

I get excited when books that I’ve ordered arrive at my desk for processing...there’s just something about that new book smell!  

As a children’s librarian in the Children’s Room at the Main Library it made me so happy to watch families search the latest books for the perfect read 

Even though we are offering side walk service at many of our locations, we know that it’s been hard not for you not to be able to browse the shelves and see all of the new books that have arrived 

However, we’re still selecting and ordering the latest published books -- new books that you’ve suggested, requested, and that we hope that you’ll enjoy. 

Three ways to learn about new children's books:

1. Use this link to access our “Featured Lists” within our Classic Catalog to see lists of newly arrived materials. The lists are updated monthly, so check back soon! 

2. A number of OPL locations that offer sidewalk pickup service have bundles of new books for check out. These bundles offer books selected by library staff for your enjoyment. Be sure to ask if your local library has new book bundles available.

3. Check here at Children’s Services Blog on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discover featured new books!

This month, I'm sharing five titles that we've acquired since our doors closed in March that I’m excited about! You can reserve a copy of each by placing a hold on the title and picking it up at a location that's convenient for you.

Click each link to learn more about each book.

The Girl and the Ghost – by Hanna Alkaf 

The Mosquito - by Elise Gravel 

Paolo Santiago and the River of Tears - by Tehlor Kay Mejia 

Ikenga –  by Nnedi Okorafor 

Your Name is a Song –  by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow 

What new books are you excited about? Let us know in the comments below.