TAG: kids

School Lunch Ideas For Kids

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

Primary School Pupils Enjoying Packed Lunch In Classroom By Rachel Edmondson What should I pack for my girls’ lunch? This is a question I ask myself often. Usually in the morning when we are running late, one girl can’t find her shoes and the other’s hair isn’t done. So I quickly grab the old standbys, throw them in their lunch bags, and we […]

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Valentine’s Day Celebrations For the Skeptical

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Blank note card surrounded, framed by candy hearts By Rachel Edmondson Valentine’s Day tends to be polarizing. People either love it, hate it, or try to ignore it. Some love it when they have a significant other, and hate it when they don’t. Some are completely ambivalent until suddenly that someone special comes along. Suddenly they feel the need to make up for […]

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The Educational Merits of Minecraft

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on January 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Minecraft By Brian Vander Veen At the North Spokane Library, where I mainly work, it’s rare that anyone has to wait more than ten or twenty minutes for a free computer, if they have to wait at all. But sometimes our computers do get full, and I’ve more than once heard adult members grumble about the […]

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Let There Be Legos

Posted in kids on December 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LegoBuild Mix fun and learning by spending a Saturday creating engineering feats at the library! SCLD is hosting a series of day-long Lego Build Days, one at each library throughout 2014 and 2015. The library will provide thousands (current count is roughly 47,000 270+ pounds which is about 150,000 pieces!) of Lego pieces for kids and […]

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Gifts For the Young (and young at heart)

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on December 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_KidsBookGifts By Sheri Boggs Buying books for young people is as stressful as it is fun. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my heart crushed by my nephew’s bemused face the year I bought him the boxed set of The Chronicles of Narnia. I’ve watched kids turn over books and then flip them open […]

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Family Construction Zone

Posted in For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on October 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FamilyConstructionZone Kids ages one through eight (and their grown-ups) are invited to build the day away with five stations of block activities designed to foster engagement with math, science, engineering, and creativity. Drop in any time during the open hours, and stay as long as you like. This event is a cooperative effort between NEWESD 101, […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_KidsOnlineSafety By Rachel Edmondson In the interest of keeping things real, this is a blog post I really didn’t want to write. But as parents, there are so many things we have to do that we wish we didn’t. For me, worrying about Internet safety is one of them. I hate that we live in a […]

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Working the (Common) Core

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Основные RGB By Sheri Boggs In late August, I was privileged to join three fellow SCLD youth librarians at a day’s worth of Common Core training sponsored by the Central Valley School District and the Washington State Library. Usually trainings are one of those workplace obligations that everyone has to do but nobody really likes. But the […]

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Library Hack: Programs for Kids (of All Ages)

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on September 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibraryHack By Rachel Edmondson At the beginning of June, I had some great conversations with parents about the programming the library had planned for the summer. They were thrilled to hear about the fun, educational, and free programs the library offered all summer long. They were plotting ways to keep their kids busy and entertained while […]

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From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School By Sheri Boggs I was not popular. Pale, uncoordinated, sensitive and bookish, I was the kind of kid who hung around the margins, who waited for other kids to talk to me, and who tried not to care if I wasn’t invited to a party. I’m not exaggerating when I say that books saved me—through […]

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