Monday was a big day in the world of children’s literature – the winners of the 2022 Youth Media Awards were announced! This includes the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, and many other prestigious awards!

The Children’s Room has a special display featuring some of these award winning books! You can check out any of them in person or take a look at our online book list and place a hold here. We’re also spotlighting three beloved children’s book authors who won awards celebrating their work: Nikki Grimes, winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, Grace Lin, winner of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and Jane Yolen, winner of The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award.

Congratulations to all of the award winning authors, illustrators, and books!


To learn more about the Youth Media Awards, check out SLJ’s coverage here.

This week we’re celebrating two of our favorite animals: Thursday, January 20th was National Penguin Day and today, January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day! Be sure to waddle or scurry down to the Children’s Room and check out some books all about these fascinating creatures!


Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend with books from The Field Library Children’s Room! On our special MLK Day display you can find biographies of Dr. King, audiobooks that allow you to listen to his powerful words directly, and books about the Civil Rights Movement and other non-violent protest movements from around the world.

The library will be closed Monday, January 17th in observance of MLK Day.


Rest in peace, Steve Jenkins. We have loved going on different adventures with you, particularly when learning all about animals. Not only have your words given us insight, but your illustrations have provided an abundance of color and wonder. Thank you for inspiring us!

If you would like to learn more about Steve Jenkins or read any of his books, please stop by the Children’s Room or take a look at our book list and place a hold online here.

Explore all of the new kids books that we have available in the Children’s Room! From picture books to chapter books to graphic novels and nonfiction reads, we have some fantastic new books for all ages!

Will you discover a new favorite? Maybe! Read on to find out!

New Books in Spanish

New Picture Books

New Easy and Young Reader Books

New Fiction Chapter Books

New Graphic Novels

New Biographies and Nonfiction Books

Happy Kwanzaa!

We wish all of those who celebrate a Happy Kwanzaa!

If you’d like to check out all of the Kwanzaa books we have on display, make sure to stop by the Children’s Room! If you’re interested in learning more about Kwanzaa, please visit The National Museum of African American History & Culture‘s website.

Merry Christmas!


The Children’s Room wishes all who celebrate a safe and Merry Christmas!

It’s already Christmas Eve Eve but there’s still plenty of time to stop by the Children’s Room and pick out some festive books to share with family and friends!

The library will be open until 1PM on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.


Join us live on Zoom tonight, Wednesday December 1st at 7PM for a conversation and Q&A with children’s book author and illustrator Peter Sís! You can register online here to receive the Zoom link.

Before the program tonight, stop by the Children’s Room to browse our special display spotlighting some of Peter Sís’ works!

This program is in collaboration with the Putnam Valley Library, Mahopac Public Library, Desmond-Fish Public Library, and Butterfield Library.

Happy Chanukah!


As the Festival of Lights continues, celebrate with books from the Children’s Room! We have some wonderful Chanukah stories for you to share with the whole family.


However you’ll be celebrating this year, we hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Remember, the library will be closed from November 22nd-26th, but there’s still plenty of time for you to visit the Children’s Room and gobble up some Thanksgiving books to share with family and friends!