Author Archive for Anne W


Monday, Mar 9, 2020

Saturday, March 7 marked the 3rd Annual Internet Cat Video Festival here at ICPL. This event involves a carefully-curated 30-minute reel of the Internet's funniest, most adorable cat videos for families to enjoy together on the big screen. Following the film, crafts were available. Attendees sewed catnip mice out of felt, made yarn pompoms, assembled cute cats out of popsicle sticks and googly eyes, and created analog cat memes (these are on display now in the children's department!). 

Monday, Mar 2, 2020

March is Women's History Month, an annual celebration of the contributions of women to American history. Anytime is a good time, however, to introduce kids to some important female historical figures. Help spark the dreams of young girls by sharing these high-quality biographical picture books with the kids in your life:

Monday, Jan 27, 2020

The winner of this year's Newbery Medal for "most distinguished contribution to children's literature" is New Kid by Jerry Craft!

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

The benefits of Large Print books for individuals who are visually impaired has been well-documented. But recent research from Project Tomorrow, an educational nonprofit, also suggests that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading, and developed a more positive reading mindset. Particularly for struggling and reluctant readers, access to large print books significantly increased reading comprehension, retention, and enjoyment.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020

Forget the Oscars - ICPL children's librarians are getting pumped for the Youth Media Awards! There are many literary medals awarded by the American Library Association each year at their Midwinter Conference - this year it's on January 27 - but the two heavyweights in children's lit are the Caldecott and Newbery.

Monday, Jan 6, 2020

If you enjoy checking out DVDs from our Children's Department, perhaps you've noticed that they're currently organized into three sections:  

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

It's okay if all your child wants to read are graphic novels. Really, it is! Graphic novels are real books, reading them is real reading, and they are helping your child develop important skills just like reading a traditional book does. Each year...

Friday, Jun 7, 2019

Throughout the month of May, ICPL's young patrons in kindergarten through 6th grade could cast their votes for the 2019 Children's Choice Award at our voting booth in the Children's Department. The Children's Choice Award is the only national...

Friday, Mar 22, 2019

ICPL held their 2nd annual Internet Cat Video Festival on Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. A large crowd of all ages turned out to watch a family-friendly reel of viral cat videos, carefully curated by ICPL children's librarians - truly, hours of...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

As a new reading year dawns, I'd like to recommend some of my favorite reads of the past year. Mind you, these are books not necessarily published in 2018, but all are books that I eagerly devoured during 2018. Adult books: 38 nonfiction; 29...

About Anne W

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Anne W. works in Children's Services and Collection Services. She selects the fiction, nonfiction, DVD, and video game materials for the children's department and leads Tween programming.
She loves to read, go on low-budget road trips (especially to camp and hike in national parks), and drink craft beer on a patio. Anne W. enjoys visiting thrift...