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Tuesday, June 09
Do you find yourself tapping your toe to the beat? Dancing in the car? Just “can’t stop the feelin’?” Well, little ones do too! Besides supporting language growth, music is great for working on large...
Monday, June 08
It might be a while before we can host our once-a-month Lego Club again, but you can use whatever you’ve got at home to recreate some of the fun! Sometimes the fun of Legos is building whatever it is...
Saturday, June 06
Currently Reading: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Reader: Uma Hiremath Image retrieved from Amazon.com   Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Format: Large Print Book Bibliographic Citation: Larson,...
Friday, June 05
We’re all about books around here…but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy a good screen time break every now and then! Now that you can pick up materials from the library, check out our video game...
Wednesday, June 03
TED Talks aren't just done by adults… check out these amazing TED Talks by kids and teens! From scientists to musicians, here are 13 videos from the brilliant minds of young people, https://www.ted....
Tuesday, June 02
Talk, talk, talk… once your child starts talking, you start wishing they would stop! But since talking is such a foundational part of human communication – including literacy (reading) – the best...
Monday, June 01
Hey, have you heard the good news??! The library’s not open yet… but you can check out books to keep your at-home storytime and learning fun going! We all need to follow a few rules to make it work...
Friday, May 29
This month, our spotlight is on picture book author Todd Parr! Todd’s books are very simple and in many ways each book is alike – but all are completely irresistible! Todd uses bright two-dimensional...
Wednesday, May 27
Need an escape from the real world? Check out these awesome YA Fantasy novels and travel to another world! Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy King Arthur as you've never...
Tuesday, May 26
Here’s the great thing about babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and playing - it’s what they do! There’s no learning curve involved on “how” to play; give a baby a toy, and they will feel it, turn...

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