CIDL: For Kids and Parents

Welcome to the Kids and Parent’s page at CIDL. Here you will find listed our upcoming events, our blog with reading suggestions created just for you by our youth librarians, as well as lists of online resources that you or your children might find handy.  You can join us at one of our many fun-filled programs, designed to help your children engage with their community and the world from the earliest of ages all the way through elementary school.  Swing by once a week for our librarian-led storytimes, check out our ever-expanding children’s collections (including our Maker Kits and puppets!) and stop by our MakerSpace to get those scientific and creative gears turning!


Always feel free to email us with any suggestions and we look forward to seeing you in the library!

It's Battle of the Books time!  Sashabaw Middle School and the ClDL are happy to present to you the titles for the SMS/CIDL

2018 Battle of the Books!

Awkward by Svetlana Chmkova

The Fog Diver by Joel Ross

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

Sachiko by Caren Stelson

Unbound by Ann E. Burg

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Copies of these books are available to participants in the Battle and can be located behind the Circulation desk at the library.  

The Battle will take place on March 2nd at 6pm in the Middle School Gym.

More information can be found here.



The District Wide Battle of the Books Contest for Elementary Schools

will take place on March 27th, location forthcoming.  


Elementary School Battle of the Books Titles!

John Muir:  America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff

Owen and Mzee: a true story of a remarkable friendship by Isabella Hatkoff

The Travels of Thelonious by Susan Schade

The Golden Sandal by Rebecca Hickox

Punished by David Lubar

Participants can check for available titles at the circulation desk

CIDL Head of Youth Services

Tracy Bedford


Phone: (248)625-2212


Story Time

See all the upcoming story times and the librarians reading them!

CIDL Youth Services Blog

Stay up to date on all things happening in the CIDL Youth Department! 


Recommended resources for new parents and kids alike

your recommendations

Your Recommendations

Got a book you'd love to see in our collection? Tell us here!

Upcoming Events:

This Month's Recommended Book: The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?

If you loved The Wild Robot, you'll have to check out this sequel.  Haven't read the Wild Robot yet?  Check that out from us too!

Tracy Bedford, Librarian

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