TAG: kids

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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4 Things to consider before letting your preschooler use a tablet

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ToddlerTablet By Gwendolyn Haley I admit it was a rookie mistake. I had just upgraded my smartphone but all the apps were still loaded on my old phone. I thought my then 5-year-old would enjoy playing some of her games on it during a family car trip. After putting it in airplane mode, I passed the phone […]

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You don’t have to be a kid to love these picture books

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AdultPictureBooks By Kelsey Hudson Although I am an adult (allegedly), I spend enough time working with children that it’s safe to say my personal taste is a bit more child-like than most. I love that part of my job entails digging through picture books for storytime, school visits, and other occasions. Every once in awhile though, […]

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Navigating Lexiles: Book suggestions for elementary readers

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Lexiles By Rachel Edmondson This is the time of year when the library starts to be inundated with kids looking for the “right” book. I usually define a “right” book as one that makes a kid’s face light up. I love helping match readers to books, and when a kid can hardly wait to get home […]

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Boredom Busters

Posted in News on November 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BoredomBusters Get to the library for plenty of boredom busters to keep you entertained when school’s out. Drop in to play games, make spectacular crafts, explore electricity with squishy circuits, and test your engineering skills with building challenges. Bring friends for an afternoon of fun! 1–4pm | For kids in grades K–6 CHENEY Thursday, Nov 19 MED […]

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5 Thanksgiving picture books that shed new light on the holiday

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

Feature_ThanksgivingPictureBooks By Sheri Boggs Thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite holiday as a child. For one, no presents. But also, it meant being on my best behavior all day, staying out of the kitchen, and having to eat things I didn’t have to eat the rest of the year (green bean casserole, my grandmother’s terrifying creamed corn dish […]

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Pajama Storytime

Posted in News on October 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

calendar item - Pajama Storytime Hear local authors read their favorite picture books at a special pajama storytime! We’ll follow the usual format with 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and songs followed by a 30-minute play and learn session. Pajamas are encouraged but not required. All ages welcome. Ages 6 and under must bring an adult. MORAN PRAIRIE Wednesday, Nov […]

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LEGOs® at the MAC: Submit your own sculpture and win a prize!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MACLego By Alison Highberger Guest Writer Explore a world where a larger-than-life flying bee is over 4 feet long and a giant ruby-throated hummingbird magically hovers 8 feet into the air. Sure to please LEGO and nature lovers alike, the Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculpture exhibit opens on November 14 at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Cult […]

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Game On: Family Game Day with Uncle’s Games

Posted in News on October 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_FamilyGameDay For some family-friendly fun get to the library for an afternoon of gaming! Play and test out a variety of board games provided by Uncle’s Games. You can even purchase a game to add to your family’s collection or check someone off your holiday gift list. Come get your game on! 11am–4pm | All ages […]

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Halloween craft tutorial: How to make a sock zombie

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SockZombie By Kelsey Hudson Zombies invaded the library this month at Tween Club. There was zombie poetry, zombie makeup, and we even created our very own sock zombies. But don’t fear! For those of you who missed Tween Club, you can make your very own no-sew sock zombie at home. For my own sock zombie, I was […]

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