Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm | Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm
Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

One Today by Richard Blanco

“Hear: the doors we open for each other all day, saying: hello / shalom / buon giorno / howdy / namaste / or buenas dias…”

There are hidden gems to be found in any library’s poetry section, many beautifully illustrated picture books interspersed with anthologies old and new. I admired Richard Blanco’s reading of this original poem at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration and here it is rendered for little lap-sitters through Dav Pilkey’s evocative paintings. The short verse spans time and place across one day in America, an homage to our industry, hopefulness and diverse landscape and population.

I recommend this book for all ages. It is best enjoyed when read in a quiet, contemplative time, perhaps early in the morning or late at night. Enjoy it with someone who still fits on your lap.

Find One Today in the Library.

Categories: Kids.

One Today by Richard Blanco

“Hear: the doors we open for each other all day, saying: hello / shalom / buon giorno / howdy / namaste / or buenas dias…”

There are hidden gems to be found in any library’s poetry section, many beautifully illustrated picture books interspersed with anthologies old and new. I admired Richard Blanco’s reading of this original poem at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration and here it is rendered for little lap-sitters through Dav Pilkey’s evocative paintings. The short verse spans time and place across one day in America, an homage to our industry, hopefulness and diverse landscape and population.

I recommend this book for all ages. It is best enjoyed when read in a quiet, contemplative time, perhaps early in the morning or late at night. Enjoy it with someone who still fits on your lap.

Find One Today in the Library.

Categories: Kids.