2015 Building Block Picture Book Nominees

  Digger Dog by William Bee

Loving bones so much that he resolves to dig up the world's biggest bone, Digger Dog attempts to find the world's biggest diggers to complete the job and digs an incrementally larger hole before discovering a fantastic fold-out surprise.


2015-2016 Show Me Award Nominees

  A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant

Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.




Rump : the true story of Rumpelstiltskin

  Rump : the true story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.


Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

  Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton


Splendors and Glooms

  Splendors and glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz


A Single Shard

  A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.


Spy School: Secret Codes

Saturday, March 28
MRRL Art Gallery

Wrapped strips of paper, pages in books, push pins, and rubber bands.   All these and more are used to create secret codes!  

Put your spy skills to the test, decoding and creating secret messages. 

All ages welcome. No reservations needed.