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4 Fantastic Online Author Talks for Kids, Teens & Families

Posted in News on June 13, 2024 at 5:30 am

SCLD Online Authors Series: K-12 Summer Author Talks July brings you closer to four fabulous authors of children’s and teens’ literature! These creators of wonderful stories—told though graphic novels, poetry in verse, and illustrated children’s books—make these summer author talks fun online experiences for the whole family to share. […]

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Adventure Begins at Your Library: Summer Events, Activities & A Reading Challenge

Posted in News on June 5, 2024 at 6:00 am

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading events, activities, and reading challenge is Adventure Begins at Your Library. We invite you to visit your library to explore a great selection of books found on library shelves and in our digital collections for our Summer Reading Challenge, as well as with our programs and events with something for every […]

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8+ Ideas for Unwinding During Stress Awareness Month & All Year Long

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 3, 2024 at 6:00 am

Stress doesn’t just affect the brain. It affects a person’s whole body. The “fight or flight” response can be helpful if you’re in short-term physical danger. But over time, it can damage your health. All the following can cause harmful long-term stress, also known as chronic stress... […]

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It’s National Craft Month: Get Inspired, Try Something New & Boost Your Creativity

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 7, 2024 at 6:00 am

March is a wonderful time to learn a new skill or fall back in love with an old favorite. To inspire your crafting muse, visit your library to see an art show! You can see and hear two Irish music groups at our libraries to help fuel your creativity. Take a workshop or check out something from our Library of Things or... […]

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Free & Unlimited Streaming Entertainment Means More to Love about the Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 14, 2024 at 6:00 am

This time of year is perfect for stay-at-home movie nights, and the library can help you enjoy entertainment for free with your in-district library card! In fact, we offer two free movie streaming services: Hoopla and Kanopy. Add these to our large selection of DVDs and that gives you over 100,000 free movies, TV series, shorts, and documentaries t […]

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10 Reasons to Try (and Love) Graphic Nonfiction Books

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades You’ve probably heard the saying “your eyes are bigger than your stomach.” Well, that applies to both my eating and reading habits. I tend to gather far more books than I have time to read. As the book stacks grow in my house, so does my sense of defeat and inadequacy. I […]

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Winter Reading Challenge: Read to Earn Badges & Reflect on Your Story

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 14, 2023 at 4:30 am

By Gwendolyn Haley As we usher in the new year, SCLD is thrilled to announce our enthusiastic participation in the “Where We Come From” Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Beanstack. You’re invited to sign up for this exciting literary journey, happening January 1–31. The challenge is to read at least 300 minutes throughout the m […]

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Create Jolly Holiday Gifts & Decorations with Online Classes from Creativebug

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 6, 2023 at 6:00 am

Experience the joy of making with the library’s digital resource: Creativebug. It offers free, online art and craft classes that you can watch anytime, anywhere. All you need to explore your creativity is... […]

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Enjoy Quality Time with Your Family & Friends with Cold Weather Activities

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 29, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson Winter is a great time to curl up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea and a great book—especially if my dog is curled up too and warming my feet. But if you have an active family with young people like mine, then you might need to have some activities […]

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Seasonal Depression: Things That Help Me During the Dark Months

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2023 at 6:00 am

The changing of the seasons brings delight with bright colored leaves against a blue sky and the smell of earth as everything starts to decompose in a pleasant way. Unfortunately, this time of year also brings something that I dread—and it isn’t the cinnamon-scented pinecones and brooms that appear at stores (although these are no fun for someo […]

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