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Holiday gifts: Great new games for giving and playing

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_greatgames By Rachel Edmondson I love playing games. That’s probably why I also enjoy giving games as presents. Unfortunately, I don’t always have time to discover all the great new games that are coming out. So for the last two years (and this year) I’ve asked the experts at Uncle’s Games to give me recommendations. For […]

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Gift guide: kids books perfect for giving (and reading)

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_giftguidekidsbooks By Sheri Boggs In looking over the thousands of books published in 2016, I have found that there’s no shortage of great gift ideas for the children and teens on your holiday list. A few high profile releases come out before or around Thanksgiving: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down and the newest […]

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Cheney Library: Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

Posted in News on November 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_smallbizsat By Tami Chapman Small Business Saturday is small businesses’ answer to the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 26. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 as part of the Shop Small movement. American Express’s Neighborhood Champion Pro […]

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No-trick dog treats for Halloween

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_dogtreats By Stefani Miller    If your favorite trick-or-treaters have four legs instead of two and speak in woofs, ruffs, and barks, then they’ll love these treats that are just for Fido and friends! Made with simple, everyday ingredients that dogs love, you can bet these two snacks will get their tails wagging. Along with the […]

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Kids Fall Programs 2016

Posted in News on September 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_KidsFall2016 This fall at the Library District brings fun STEM activities, seasonal crafts, and more for kids of all ages. We have creative inventions with the Makey Makey invention kits, web coding with Code Studio, gingerbread house building, Frozen sing-a-long fun, and more. Some activities are age specific and include Lego Mindstorm Robots and Minecraft Dro […]

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Library Hack: How to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PerfectValentinesDate By Gwendolyn Haley Valentine’s Day is not a big deal for my husband and me. As two working parents with three kids at home, we usually don’t have the time or the energy to go all out on a romantic date. This year, I’m going to plan a low fuss, low stress date night using […]

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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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