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Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library


Photo illustration/composite of  US map and computer desk. Computer screen has title Travel America

21st Century Kids: Travel America

September 22, 2020

“Don’t tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.”—Paul Brandt

Kids, teens planning a nature exploration in the neighborhood

21st Century Kids: Earth Ambassadors

September 15, 2020

"We live on this speck called Earth—think about what you might do, today or tomorrow—and make the most of it." —Neil deGrasse Tyson

Girl solving a mathematical problem on the blackboard

21st Century Kids: Math Inclusion for Girls

September 08, 2020

“Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math - I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was!

Happy, laughing diverse tweens standing near a school bus

21st Century Kids: Navigating Friendships for Tweens

September 01, 2020

“Friendships, just like relationships with parents and siblings, are never simple.”—excerpted from: Friends and Frenemies, by Jennifer Castle & Deborah Reber

Smiling, diverse kids walking side by side in a grassy playground

21st Century Kids: Kindness and Empathy

August 24, 2020

Kindness involves an action, intent, and empathy towards another person. Most of all, the desire for kindness to others is, at its core, a learned behavior. Children learn how to be kind by being exposed to people exhibiting kind behavior.