Kids Create

Summer Reading Club Is Underway: Build a Better World!

Get inspired this summer!  Make the world a little better  through community projects,  activities, writing, and reading. Make your brain a better place…READ! Come in, sign-up, get your reading log, make a mobile, and start earning prizes!

Kids Speak Out: Art & Poetry Exhibition

On Display in the Children’s Room throughout February is art and poetry by SOMSD elementary school students. You will find Black-Out Poetry inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, art work inspired by famous African Americans, and poetry about race, justice, identity, and Black History. (more…)

See Pictures from Click, Clack, Surprise!

On Saturday, Oct. 22nd, author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin, the dynamic team who brought us Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type , Diary of a Worm and other great titles, visited the Maplewood Library and shared their new book! Click here to see pictures from this fabulous afternoon!

Sesame Street Comes to the Maplewood Library

A new animated film, “The Library Song,” was released October 14 on the Sesame Studios YouTube channel.  Created by Maplewood residents Justin Simonich and Tom Placke, it was filmed at Maplewood Library’s own Children’s Room.  Take a look!




Check Out the Zoo!

No admission required for this zoo! Check out local Maplewood 3rd grader’s imaginative Stuffed Animal Zoo display in the Children’s Room. You’ll see lions, tigers, and around 15 or so pink bears! Swing on by to catch a glimpse before it’s gone!

New Display for May!

Who knew corks and Minecraft would go so well together? Apparently this Clinton Elementary School student did! Check out her awesome display of painted corks inspired by Minecraft characters and elements that’s on view in the children’s room for the next two weeks.

New Display for March!

There’s a British Invasion in the Children’s Room! Check out brother and sister team of Liam and Nicole and their amazing display of soccer and England memorabilia. Thank you both for sharing your amazing collection!

Lego Friends Display

Lego Friends Display

Swing by the children’s room and check out sisters Lilly and Phoebe’s Lego Friends display! They have been patrons of the library since they were born and finally get to share their own creations in the Children’s Room Display Case. Thank you girls for all of your continued support and for sharing your awesome work!

Tuscan Kids’ Book Dioramas

A big thank you to all of the students at Tuscan Elementary School and school librarian Amy Popp who have loaned us their wonderful book dioramas! They will be on display in the children’s room of the main library for a few weeks. Please come by and check out their awesome work, as well as pick up a recommendation or two for your next read!