Kids and Teens

Book reviews by kids and teens

Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:50 Written by
Kids and teens review books Name: InesAge: 9Book title: Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsAuthor: J.K. RowlingReview: I love the books. They're exciting, fun, and funny.  Name: AnanyaAge: 11Book title: Charlotte's WebAuthor: E.B. WhiteReview: It's a beautiful book, even though it can be sad at points.  Name: CeceAge: 9Book title:…

Were you up to the Challenge?

Thursday, 28 September 2017 18:10 Written by
This year the Library ran Summer Reading Challenges for Children, Teens and Adults from 24 June - 10 September. The Finale Party on 16 September saw participants gather to collect their prizes, play games and discuss what they had read over the summer. Participants posted their favorite summer read title…

Roald Dahl Day Fun!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:39 Written by
On Sunday 17 September the Library celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday (the author was born on September 13), with a themed workshop celebrating all things Dahl!  Assistant Children’s and Teens’ Librarian Kirsty hosted the event for 18 children aged 8-12 who created some very funny stories and new words that we…

Kids recommend...

Friday, 18 August 2017 16:37 Written by
We hope you're enjoying your summer reading! Here at the Library, we've heard from a few young members who would like to recommend some titles they've enjoyed. All of the following titles are available in the Library's collections: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park About…

Birds of Paris

Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:11 Written by
        Our Birds of Paris Children's program on Saturday 22 July featured information about 9 different bird species that reside in our city including the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rose-Ringed Parakeet and, of course, the ever-abundant Common Wood Pigeon. Program participants learned about the birds' diets and nesting…
An Interview with Matt Black One of our amazing volunteers is Matt Black. Matt, who has been a Library member for 10 years, supports the Library by giving musical performances and teaching music at special Library events. Matt runs his own music program for Kids, Teens and Adults called Rock-U…

An interview with Clarence Tokley

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:40 Written by
An Interview of Clarence Tokley The Library is a very busy place! We have so much going on and have some incredible volunteers that help us make the Library the great place it is. One of our amazing volunteers is Clarence Tokley. Clarence leads the Library's Master Shot Film Club…
Writing tips & tricks to help you submit for the Young Authors Fiction Festival It’s creative writing season again! The Library encourages young authors all over the greater Paris area to sharpen their pencils (or put their fingers to the keyboard) and prepare to submit an original story to the…
Awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Andrew Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious awards. The awards are judged solely by librarians and awarded annually. To be eligible books must be published in the UK, in English…

Mock Caldecott 2016: The Library Favorite

Friday, 05 February 2016 19:10 Written by
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the "most distinguished American picture book for children" by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association). This year, for the second time, we held our own event to try and predict the winner and to choose…

Helping children cope with anxiety

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:31 Written by
In response to the tragic events in Paris this past weekend, the Library staff has asked crisis counselor Keri Hicks for permission to repost these tips from her blog on how to help your children and teens cope with anxiety and terror. For those of you who would like more…

Teen Author Smash Review

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:09 Written by
 Our Teen Author Smash was a success! OK we might be a bit biased but we think everyone who attended enjoyed the evening. Our staff, volunteers and the 24 authors who participated certainly did. In total about 100 people were packed into our Reading Room for the event and if…
Writing tips & tricks to help you submit for the Young Authors Fiction Festival It’s creative writing season again! The Library encourages young authors all over the greater Paris area to sharpen their pencils (or put their fingers to the keyboard) and prepare to submit an original story to the…

Teens' Top Ten Nominee Books

Friday, 04 July 2014 12:31 Written by
The nominees are here! The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate 25 of their favorite books of the previous year and then vote for the Top Ten. The 25 nominees for 2014 have been named and are  waiting at the American Library in Paris for…
Young authors all over the greater Paris area are writing furiously in preparation for the 2014 Young Authors’ Fiction Festival (YAFF), co-sponsored by Time Traveler Tours and the American Library in Paris.  The deadline for YAFF submissions is April 1st (no fooling!). Which means that many young Paris-based authors are…
Young authors all over the greater Paris area are sharpening their pencils and collecting story nuggets in their writing journals in preparation for the 2014 Young Authors Fiction Festival (YAFF), co-sponsored by Time Traveler Tours and the American Library in Paris.  The deadline for YAFF submissions is April 1st (no…
Young authors all over the greater Paris area are sharpening their pencils and collecting story nuggets in their writing journals in preparation for the 2014 Young Authors’ Fiction Festival (YAFF), co-sponsored by Time Traveler Tours and the American Library in Paris.  The deadline for YAFF submissions is April 1st (no…

The Caldecott and Newbery winners are in..

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 19:00 Written by
On Monday 27 January the American Library Association announced the winners of the most prestigious awards for American children's books: the Newbery and Caldecott medals, which are given annually to a children's novel and a children's picture book, respectively. You can read all of the past and present winners here…
It's Black History Month in the US, and we're celebrating here at the library all month long. Come check out the expo by Jane Weissman - Images of the African Diaspora in New York City Community Murals. We're also pleased to welcome children and young adults to join us for…