Sometimes during the holiday season, books can be overlooked as a great gift for kids. Some kids just want that new barbie dream house or G.I. Joe battleship... but books can make great gifts, are fairly inexpensive, and can be a source of great entertainment long after the "new plastic" smell is gone from the air. Here at the Des Plaines Public Library, we would be happy to suggest great titles for your child, niece, nephew, neighbor, or grandchild. You might even get a few minutes of 'cuddle time' with them while you read the first few pages of the book together.
As a department, we have constructed a list of what we think are the best gift books for kids. You can take a look at the list, look at the physical book in our collection, and then head out to the nearest retailer to grab a copy. You can find the list on the second floor of the library and it will soon be available online.
Remember to enjoy the simple things this holiday season, and have a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Kwanza, a Happy Three Kings Day, and most importantly, remember that whatever you are celebrating this season, have a wonderful time doing it.