Kids News

Whether your kid loves or loathes reading, you’ll find information and tips here on raising a reader and lifelong learner. Have a question or tip you’d like to share? Join the conversation!

Do It Yourself Spa Products

Spring may officially be here but that doesn't mean that the weather agrees. Help keep those cold weather blues away with this great series called Savvy: DIY Day Spa, For Do It Yourself (DIY) Spa Products. There is something for everyone with these easy all-natural at home recipes to help relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Spread the fun by making these recipes with a friend!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We wanted to take a few minutes to highlight one of the best things we offer at the library. Have you heard about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Like all of our programs and classes for children, this is a free opportunity. It takes minutes to sign up, less than a minute to learn how to do it, and then you’re on your way to the next thing.

The concept is simple. The rewards are endless.

Book Club Kits

Are you looking for book club ideas? We have ready made book club kits that can help. Included in each kit are eight copies of the same book as well as discussion questions. The book club kits are located in the Cindy Casetta Barden Teachers' Resource Room in the children's area. Kits can be checked out for 60 days and you can check out up to three on one card.

Spark Your Child’s Nonfiction Reading

Over the past couple of years, you may have noticed your child’s teachers placing greater emphasis on reading nonfiction. With the adoption of the Common Core Standards, elementary aged students are now expected to spend 50% of their reading time on literature and 50% on informational texts (nonfiction) to help them develop a deeper knowledge of the world.

Celebrate Diverse Books

"Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book."

 I'm borrowing a hopeful statement from a non-profit group called We Need Diverse Books. This group works hard to encourage change within our publishing world to support more books with diverse characters and written by diverse authors.

Book Recommendation

Wishtree by Katherine A Applegate

How Audiobooks Promote Literacy

Did you know that 85% of what children learn is learned by listening? Audiobooks are an often under-appreciated resource that can support  readers of all levels. Although nothing can replace the delight and importance of spending quality time snuggling and reading aloud with your child, bringing audiobooks into the mix of reading experiences has many benefits.

Children Learning to Code

You've probably heard people talking about coding and what an important skill it is for children to learn. If coding is unfamiliar to you or you're not sure why it's so important then read along.

January Events and Classes

Escape the house this winter and come to the library. We have events for every age. It might be cold outside but you can still have a Playdate at the library.

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