Children's books to promote social justice

There are many good books out there to help children explore race, equality and social justice. We created the list above with a few of our favorites that are available as ebooks on OverDrive and hoopla.

Here are a few more links with reading lists:

School Library Journal: “Social Justice: Fifteen titles to address inequity, equality and organizing for young readers.”

Today’s Parent: “27 books to help you talk to your kids about racism.”

New York Times: “These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids.”

embracerace: “31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance.”


Peekskill Families:

This is the Field Library’s final monthly virtual display highlighting the Peekskill School’s Commitment to Character themes. June’s theme: self reflection. The online books listed below are available on Overdrive, hoopla and TumbleBooks. Click here and scroll down for Overdrive, hoopla and TumbleBooks – as well as other downloadable services and collections. June Peekskill Schools Commitment to Character

Click here for a pdf of June’s Commitment to Character book list.


Craft a colorful tie-dye butterfly with a simple coffee filter or a paper towel. It’s easy and fun – and a perfect craft to do outdoors! Watch our tutorial with Miss Allyson!

Want to see more Quarantine Crafts? Click on the VIRTUAL PROGRAMS tab above.

Beth and Scott with Mindfulness Ball

On Friday, May 29th, you’re invited to “The BIGGEST Ever Library Show”, a family concert by Beth & Scott and Friends sponsored by Friends of the Library of Rutherford. This is a time to relax, laugh, singalong and enjoy Beth & Scott’s silly songs and stories like “Be Banana”,  “Hello, My Name is Joe” and “I Don’t Want to Go to Bed” – classics performed by this husband and wife vocal duo. Beth & Scott have been frequent performers at The Field Library – and they always put on a great show!

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Page: https://bethandscott.net/beth-scott-live/

Password: LIBRARY

For more information about the performers, visit www.bethandscott.net. LoGo

Do you love reading about The Very Hungry Caterpillar? What about Mister Seahorse and Hermit Crab? Check out this link for printable coloring sheets and other fun activities featuring some of your favorite Eric Carle characters! Screen Shot 2020-05-24 at 3.13.42 PM


Have you always wanted to try out the art of origami? Well, now’s your chance! Join us to make this cool star box! It’s as beautiful as it is practical. You can find this simple step-by-step video on our Virtual Programs page or our new YouTube Channel!

Join Dav Pilkey at Home and have fun with some of your favorite Dog Man and Captain Underpants characters! Feel like exercising your creativity? Go ahead and read, draw, design, create and enjoy! Dog Man