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Judging a book by its cover: Weird, wonderful fantasy books that delivered

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 24, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ALISON JOHNSON How do you pick out your books? Favorite authors and genres are one way. How about serendipitous discovery instigated by a flash of color or intriguing artwork? What attracts you to a book before you even read the title or know the author? When I am browsing through books, online or in […]

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The best new picture books each month for delightful, adventurous reads

Posted in Parents and Teachers on March 11, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY SHERI BOGGS If you’re someone who wants to know about the best and newest picture books arriving on library shelves and what our librarians have to say about them, then Picture Book Chat is for you! Picture Book Chat is among our latest online programs. In these videos, Mary Ellen Braks, librarian and our […]

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Wiggle worms and bouncing kangaroos: How do you read to active toddlers?

Posted in Parents and Teachers on March 3, 2021 at 6:00 am

How to read to active toddlers BY RACHEL EDMONDSON After cold winter weather has kept us inside along with months of extra pandemic confinement, many of us are feeling pretty antsy. For young kids who have a high need to be active, sitting still is probably harder than ever, even for those young kids who normally are happy to crawl into […]

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New STEM Explorer Kits offer hands-on activities for students in grades K–5

Posted in News on February 22, 2021 at 6:00 am

Stem Explorer Kits Now Available BY GWENDOLYN HALEY You may have already checked out the Ready for School with STEM kits for younger children (ages 3–5) from the library. Or perhaps you’ve borrowed our Snap Circuits set for elementary school students. We have heard positive reviews from library customers for both of these kits. In response, we are pleased to […]

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Play, read, learn & do more in March

Posted in News on February 18, 2021 at 6:00 am

You can play more, read more, learn more, and do more this March. We have library programs to get you started that include leprechauns, Lord of the Rings trivia, origami, Spyfall, picture books, FAFSA, Medicare, bees, a spa day, science experiments, and more. ALL AGES Catch a Leprechaun! Can you catch a leprechaun? You might […]

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Nurturing creativity & imagination with picture books

Posted in Parents and Teachers on January 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Children are naturally creative and tend to display expansive imaginations. It’s even a stereotype that our imaginations blossom when we’re young and get socialized out of us as we grow into adulthood. Pablo Picasso is famously quoted as saying: “Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you […]

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February is filled with experiments, creativity, reading & learning

Posted in News on January 26, 2021 at 6:00 am

This month, we offer you online programs to help you save money, tempt your taste buds, and keep busy. We have some great all ages programs for getting fit, decorating a cake, viewing art, and building what you read with LEGO bricks. Kids & families can try out science experiments, enjoy storytimes, and connect with […]

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Homemade apothecary: DIY beauty products

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 20, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller If the winter cold and extra hand washing have made your hands slightly (or very!) dry like mine, I offer you the idea of handmade lotion bars. Instead of grabbing hand lotion at the store, you can make these lotion bars with help from our digital resource Creativebug. By making your own […]

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Kids share their favorite books: Winter break edition

Posted in kids on December 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson When I was in school, one of my favorite things about winter break was that I didn’t have to read books assigned for class because that meant I had time to read books I picked myself! Studies have shown that kids are more motivated to read when they are allowed to pick […]

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Escape screen time this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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