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The Youth Room is excited to announce several new series of juvenile nonfiction books are now available to borrow. Interested in truly nasty villains? Check out our new biography series featuring "Gangsters, Bootleggers and Bandits", "Merciless Monarchs and Ruthless Royalty" and more!
Diversity – a variety. This very simple definition from The Scholastic Children’s Dictionary reminds us to include stories, songs and games from multiple cultures with our children. Here are a dozen of our favorite tales about the world around us, a small portion of the resources available at the Altoona Area Public Library to explore a global variety of stories with your child.
Alborough, Jes. Hug. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002. One little one searches for a hug, the universal sign of love.
Over 40 children ages six and under and their caregivers attended the Altoona Area Public Library's special event, PA One Book Every Young Child on Friday April 11th, 2014 at 10:30 am. The event was sponsored by The Common Wealth Library of Pennsylvania, The Family Resource Center at the United Way of Blair County, AASD Family Literacy, The Blair County Conservation District and the Altoona Area Public Library. Participants enjoyed songs, crafts, activities and a special reading by Altoona City Mayor, Matt Pacifico.