Happy new year, book friends! Below, we look into the exciting programming in our January calendar! We hope to see you in the store for some of these events & storytimes. We have a full month of funny picture book authors, National Book Award finalists, graphic novelists, and more! Don't miss a beat: subscribe to … Continue reading BookKids: January Highlights!
We're thrilled to offer 12 Days of Storytime as a special holiday treat! Three times a week, we invite families to gather in our cozy amphitheater to enjoy great books, snacks, crafts, and more! Our storytime program is a great way to bring folks in the community together and help build the next generation of … Continue reading BookKids: 12 Days of Storytime!
Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Austin drag queen and storyteller Honey St. Claire shares her story. Read more from the series here. I’m Honey St. Claire, Austin’s most prominent gluten-free drag queen. During my time as a performer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire
I'm not really sure where or when my love of reading began, but I know it's a love that I was very fortunate to have encouraged and enabled by the adults in my life. I was raised by parents who read for themselves and also read aloud to my brother and me. Books were - … Continue reading You’re never too old to be read to
Austin crayons have had enough! Between sloppy, outside-the-lines coloring, inequitable workloads, and unsatisfactory name awareness (BEIGE!), things have finally gone too far. And now the crayons have QUIT! They will be presenting their dissatisfaction live and in person at tomorrow's 11:30 storytime when we read The Day the Crayons Quit. Don't miss it!