Inauguration Day in the United States is the day when the person elected to be president officially takes office.
Learn more about the history of this event and the incoming president and vice-president by checking out this list of resources. You can also find lots of information in our online resources, like Britannica Library for Children.
There will also be a live stream of the event on YouTube designed for young people, hosted by Keke Palmer, which you can watch here.
Youth Services staff have also gathered some resources that might be helpful if your children are asking you questions about recent current events.
GoNoodle’s post addresses how to talk about tough topics overall.
While this Teaching Tolerance post about talking about complicated subjects is directed at classroom teachers, it is also useful for parents and caregivers.
National Public Radio has a piece on how to talk to kids specifically about the riot at the Capitol, as well as a more comprehensive post about talking about civics and current events more broadly.
Youth Services staff are here for you. If you need resources or information about any topic, please reach out to KidsRead@mppl.org or call the library and we’ll be happy to help.