Program: Children’s Holidays

Children's Holidays

CRRL has booklists, web links, and blogs to help you celebrate the holidays!

Fall Holidays

Columbus Day: A Day of Discovery

Take some time to learn about the world as it was in the Age of Discovery.

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Diwali, or Dipawali, is Hinduism's biggest and most important holiday of the year.

CRRL Kids: Halloween Fun

Get ready for some spooky good times! We found lots of games to play, stories to share, crafts and recipes beyond compare.

Haunting Halloween History

Haunting Halloween History

October 31st: a night for spooks, shrieks, and overall thrills. Monsters, witches, ghosts, pumpkins - where did they all come from?

Diwali, Festival of Lights

CRRL Kids: Diwali, Festival of Lights

Learn more about Diwali, a Hindu celebration of Light, through these helpful books in the catalog.

Dia de Muertos

CRRL Kids: Dia de Muertos

The dead are beloved and remembered in Mexico, especially on November 1 and 2.

Veteran's Day

CRRL Kids: On the Homefront

These books help children understand wartime and what they can do at home to support their loved ones.

An American Thanksgiving

An American Thanksgiving

Today Thanksgiving has come to be a time for families to get together to share food and fellowship.

Happy Hibernations

Happy Hibernations!

Slow, sleepy winter days find many animals curled up in their dens. Learn about hibernation through this cozy blog.

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

Learn about the tradition of the Epiphany or the Day of the Kings.

CRRL Kids: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

CRRL Kids: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Materials about Martin Luther King, Jr. for grade school kids from our collection.

Make a Valentine's Day Breakfast

Make a Valentine's Day Breakfast

Your family does a lot for you: helping with homework, cooking your meals, and taking you to fun places. Why not give them a treat?!

CRRL Kids: Saint Patrick's Day

CRRL Kids: Saint Patrick's Day

Who was St. Patrick and why does he have a day named after him? How do we celebrate it?

CRRL Kids: Have an Easter Parade

CRRL Kids: Have an Easter Parade

Dress your Easter Best for an Easter Parade!

River Recovery – Everybody Can Help

The Story of Cinco de Mayo

The Story of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the "5th of May" celebrates a victory by native Mexican soldiers over the French. Learn more!

CRRL Kids: Memorial Day

CRRL Kids: Memorial Day

Learn about the origins of Memorial Day and its customs.

CRRL Grow a Reader: Father’s Day

CRRL Grow a Reader: Father's Day

Books featuring dads for both older and younger kids.

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

Learn the history of the declaration set in place in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress.

Hardworking Reads

CRRL Kids: Hardworking Reads

These non-fiction works, children's novels, and picture books can help explain the meaning behind Labor Day.

Thanksgiving Stories & Crafts

CRRL Kids: Thanksgiving Stories & Crafts

Books to help your family enjoy this meaningful holiday all the more. Includes history, stories, and crafts.

Hanukkah: Light Up the Night

CRRL Kids: Hanukkah! Light up the Night

From December 2 to the 10th, celebrate Hanukkah with stories, old and new!

CRRL Kids: Christmas Around the World

CRRL Kids: Groundhog Day

A Sweet, Sweet Valentine

A Sweet, Sweet Valentine

What's better than a store-bought valentine with your name on it?

CRRL Kids: Stories from the Emerald Isle

CRRL Kids: Stories from the Emerald Isle

Features stories about or set in the Emerald Isle, Ireland!

CRRL Kids: Easter Books

CRRL Kids: Easter Books

Arts and crafts, religious stories, and lovable characters enjoying Easter's bounty.

CRRL Kids: Ramadan Books

CRRL Kids: Ramadan Books

Read about the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset.

Making a Marvelous Mother’s Day

Making a Marvelous Mother's Day

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and a certain Sunday is just ahead.

CRRL Kids: Flag Day

CRRL Kids: Flag Day

A book list to support observances of June 14, Flag Day.

CRRL Kids: Juneteenth

CRRL Kids: Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a yearly celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, can be explored in books for younger and older children.

Red, White, and Blue Music

Red, White, and Blue Music

Learn about good ole American Music just in time for the 4th of July.

Grandparent's Day

CRRL Kids: Grandparents Day

Stories that celebrate the special love between grandparents and grandchildren, perfect for Grandparents Day.

Create a Cornucopia

Create a Cornucopia

Brimming with the fruits of the harvest, the cornucopia has become an important symbol of American Thanksgiving.

Hanukkah: A Festival of Lights

Hanukkah: A Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, or Chanukah, begins on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev, at sundown.

CRRL Kids: Celebrate Kwanzaa!

CRRL Kids: Celebrate Kwanzaa!

Celebrate Kwanzaa with great stories, crafts and food.

CRRL Kids: Chinese New Year

CRRL Kids: Chinese New Year

Learn more about the Chinese New Year, also known as The Spring Festival! 2019 is the year of the pig.

CRRL Kids: Presidents Day

CRRL Kids: Presidents Day

Includes titles about Presidents, as well as the job itself.

CRRL Kids: April Fools' Day

CRRL Kids: April Fools' Day

April Fool's a day devoted to triumphant tricks and tangles of tomfoolery.

CRRL Kids: Celebrate Earth Day

CRRL Kids: Celebrate Earth Day

What is Earth Day? You'll find books about this holiday, along with craft ideas and more information about ecology.

The Fourth Pillar of Islam: Ramadan

The Fourth Pillar of Islam: Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, calculated according to when the crescent moon is sighted.

CRRL Kids: Mom and Me

CRRL Kids: Mom and Me

Funny and heart-warming stories about moms and kids!

Flag Day History

Flag Day History

Read about how the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to prepare a flag for our new republic in 1777.

The Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice

Take a moment to savor the summer delights and craft some new traditions while learning the legends of summer.

A Celebration of Scarecrows

A Celebration of Scarecrows

Read fun stories and interesting facts about scarecrows and have a scarecrow party - perfect for harvest time.

Red Planet Day

November 28 Is Red Planet Day

Red Planet Day commemorates the launch of the Spacecraft Mariner 4 on November 28, 1964, which sent us the first close-up photos of Mars.

Nutcracker Sweets

Nutcracker Sweets

The Nutcracker is more than just a fantastical, musical tale...read more about this holiday staple!

Kwanzaa: Family and Heritage

Kwanzaa: Family and Heritage

Kwanzaa is celebrated between December 26 and January 1.

CRRL Kids: Valentine's Day

Getting to Know Abraham Lincoln

CRRL Kids: Passover

CRRL Kids: Passover

Passover is upon is. Help your child understand the religious observance with these books.

Help the Earth Every Day

Help the Earth Every Day

How can you help the Earth?  There are lots of ways to get involved in conservation whether you're a kid, teen, or adult.

CRRL Kids: Cinco de Mayo

CRRL Kids: Cinco de Mayo

Books about the holiday and some that have fun cultural activities. Also includes some Web sites with recipes and crafts.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Remember those who fought bravely for our country's freedom.

A Day for Dad

A Day for Dad

Find out how Fathers Day began, and check out books featuring fun stories about dads.

CRRL Kids: The Summer Solstice

CRRL Kids: The Summer Solstice

This children's list includes books about activities and adventure in the summertime. Includes Spanish language titles.

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

CRRL Kids: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

These books have stories that tell about celebrations for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
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