Local authors are teaming up to make a difference in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Learn about some of these Collier authors and the books that made them popular with children of all ages. Read more


A list of age appropriate books to help young children learn about diversity and Black History Month Read more


To get more books, I’ve decided to read even more this summer. I know my column is called “Rachel Recommends,” but I’m going to give you my top ten list for books to read this summer. Read more

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This month in RACHEL RECOMMENDS: A Mostly Kids’ Guide to Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades written by Karen T. Bartlett. Read more


Summer lends itself to exciting family field trips to zoos, museums, outdoor concerts and more. By choosing books that coordinate with planned activities, you can stretch your family’s fun even further. Read more


Book suggestions that will provide insight and analysis into the art world for your child. These are books to help your little ones think about art—what it is, how it is made, and why it is important. Read more

The Arts

Conservancy August 2018 New Animal Ambassador

CMON Space September 21-January 5

December 2019