TAG: holidays

4 New picture books about love

Posted in For You, kids on February 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_4PictureBooks_Love By Sheri Boggs My favorite kinds of picture books about love are the ones that transcend romance and/or Valentine’s Day to say something far broader and universal about love, affection, friendship, and family. Here are some fresh new arrivals that do exactly that: The Most Wonderful Thing in the World By Vivian French; Illustrated by Angela […]

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5 Great kid reads for Black History Month

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_5KidsBooks_BHM By Sheri Boggs Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is celebrated in the United States during the month of February. While the holiday is sometimes criticized for reducing the history of an entire race to just one month, it can also be a useful time to recognize and honor black achievements throughout American histor […]

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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolutions By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Mixtape: Festive holiday albums

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HolidayAlbums By Clarissa Fidler Music is an essential part of the holidays for me. The day after Thanksgiving, my family typically switches over to all Christmas music, all the time. And with Christmas only a few days away, you better believe that I have Michael Bublé’s Christmas album merrily blasting away in my car. With so many good Christmas alb […]

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Holiday Blitz! Big Table invites you to give back this Christmas

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HolidayBlitz By Rachel Edmondson Imagine sitting at an enormous table with 47 other people. Now imagine a seven course meal made by amazing chefs. At the end of this lavish meal, there is no check to pay. No need to tip your servers—it’s all free. You were invited with no expectations but that you would relax […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas…

Posted in News on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature_SCLD_holidayAnimation Rediscover the library resources at your fingertips, along with program highlights from 2015, with our fun take on Clement C. Moore’s holiday classic: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the county, Not a creature was stirring, of course not, it’s a library; The books were all stacked on the shelves with care, In […]

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Holiday gift guide: Meaningful alternatives to traditional Christmas presents

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature_MeaningfulAlternatives_Gifts By Kelsey Hudson I am a big fan of Christmas. Listening to Christmas carols, decorating the tree with all my nerdy ornaments, indulging in some holiday baking, and getting to spend time with my family—there’s really no better time of the year. While one of my favorite things to do is find that perfect present, […]

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Holiday gift guide: Uncle’s Games recommends games to give

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuideGames By Rachel Edmondson With the holidays upon us, I’ve started thinking about what gifts I’m going to give this year. I know, some of you had your shopping done months ago. Unfortunately, I will never be that person. One of my favorite gifts to give people is a new game because I enjoy them so […]

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Liquid Lit: Holiday edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LiquidLitHoliday By Clarissa Fidler Reading Christmas books together as a family is one of my favorite traditions. Even though my siblings and I are all grown-up now, we still love to have my mom read us Christmas stories when we get together for the holidays. The one thing that makes story time even better—a delicious beverage. […]

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Holiday gift guide: Great kid books for all ages

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuide By Sheri Boggs The winter gift-giving season is almost upon us, so I thought I’d share some recent releases that would be perfect for giving to the young people in your life! From picture books to nonfiction to middle grade chapter books, there’s something here, I hope, for everyone. And if not, leave a comment and I’ll […]

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