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.

Coming soon . . . .

Clarkston Community Schools/CIDL's First Ever Complete District Wide Elementary School Battle of the Books!  

Look for titles here in January

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: Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Learn about the history and and geography of one of America's great landmarks in this beautifully illustrated work.  Through the illustrations follow a young man as he visits the Grand Canyon.  Short bursts of text will inform you about features you will find while visiting. Interestingly placed cut-outs in the pages will lead you to surprises! Included at the end of the book are longer informational sections about the geological make-up of the canyon, as well as canyon's ecology and human history.

Tracy Bedford, Librarian

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