5 Things to Know About Singing and Early Literacy

May 7, 2021 | Patty

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One of the easiest things you can do to get your child ready for reading is to sing! From the moment your child is born, they love to hear your voice. Here are five ways singing helps build important pre-reading skills: Singing helps your child hear the smaller sounds in...

There Are Three Kinds of Farts: Funny Flatulence Books for Kids

April 30, 2021 | Bill V.

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There's a joke in my family that starts "there are three kinds of farts." My Mom, who is living with dementia, finds this old chestnut very funny, mainly because it has very graphic sound effects, but also because it taps into a memory from her youth when she was growing...

New and Noteworthy Books: April 2021

April 23, 2021 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that have just hit our shelves. Additionally, all are available as ebooks. Book’s Big Adventure By Adam Lehrhaupt Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell. 2021. Ages 4-8....

Jane Cabrera Books - Nursery Rhymes & Songs

April 19, 2021 | Katherine McG

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Let's start off how Jane Cabrera might – with a nursery rhyme. One, two. Some books for you. Jane Cabrera must love nursery rhymes and children's songs. She certainly knows how to celebrate them as seen by some of her charming picture books. Of course this British author and illustrator...

Help! My Kid Hates Reading!

April 16, 2021 | Heather

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You spent hours and hours reading with your toddler. You loved reading when you were a kid. So why does your child cringe when a book enters their field of vision? Let's be honest. Some people just don't like reading (gasp!), but that doesn't mean your child is one of...

World Autism Awareness Day: April 2, 2021

March 29, 2021 | Eleni

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April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. On this day, and for the entire month of April, communities and organizations around the world raise awareness about people with autism as well as those who love and support them. Our children's librarians put together Disability: Read Up On It, a list...

COVID Connection: Coronavirus Books for Kids

March 19, 2021 | Katherine McG

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Last June when we posted about Staying Connected in the Time of COVID-19 we dared not imagine that all these months later it would still be a significant part of our everyday lives. Yet even then, we knew that we were living through history. And history must be documented. So...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books for March 2021

March 19, 2021 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections! Here are some recently acquired picture books we are really excited about. Additionally, all are available as ebooks. Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho (Ages 4-8) A young girl...

Tell a Fairy Tale Day: February 26, 2021

February 22, 2021 | Katherine McG

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Once upon a time... February 26 to be exact, there began a celebration called Tell a Fairy Tale Day where the telling of tales brought a special kind of magic that delighted both young and old alike. Cinderella illustration, 1809. The best way to celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day...

Celebrating Outdoor Winter Play

February 18, 2021 | Melanie L.

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For many of us, there's something idyllic about gazing out the window with a cup of hot chocolate while the winter weather rages outside. But when it comes to kids, it usually doesn't take too long for a bad case of cabin fever to set in. So "weather" you like...