The entry on Inauguration Day from Britannica Library for Children
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
Youth Services staff have also gathered some resources that might be helpful if your children are asking you questions about recent current events.
addresses how to talk about tough topics overall.
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.
Have you and your family explored Kanopy yet? In addition to a ton of great independent movies for grownups, Kanopy has an entire section for kids. You can see amazing children’s animation from all over the world, enjoy a story from some of your favorite book characters, like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, or learn a new language with Little Pim!
You can watch Kanopy on your phone, tablet, or even your tv by adding the Kanopy app to your Roku or other streaming device. Go to
mppl.kanopy.com to register your card, create an account, and start streaming today!
a few of our favorite offerings from Kanopy Kids
With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many families wish to learn more about her life and her work.
Check out our resource list or come see our display in Youth Services.
Image of books about the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will
lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Look up information about Juneteenth using our databases
Pebble GO, a database geared for beginning readers, World Book Student and Britannica Library Children .
Place a hold on
Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson , which is also available as an ebook on overdrive Place a hold on All different now by Angela Johnson Place a hold on Juneteenth for Maize by Floyd Cooper, which is also available as a VOX book with built-in audio.