Queue It Up! Vol. 3

Film Recommendations for Young Adults: LGBTQ+ Films In our last two volumes of our Queue It Up! film recommendation posts, we've taken a look at Police Reform Documentaries and Musicals.…

A Culture of Love

The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel is an excellent love/hate romance. Liya is a successful biochemical engineer whom her Indian parents desperately want to see married already. Ambushed…

Have you “Red” These Classics?

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Just for fun, here's a selection of classics with varying shades of red in the titles. If you're looking for something fun to read, then we've got some great books…

Memoirs Good Enough to Eat!

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I love reading memoirs, because they're a chance to step into someone else's experiences and perspectives, and walk around a bit. You can learn so much about someone's life, religion,…

Author Spotlight: Mark Dawidziak

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There are some people who seem to know a bit about everything, whose interests and skills range far and wide. Today's Author Spotlight looks at just such a person. This…

Pet Love

The month of August features a few national holidays that commemorate the special role pets have in our lives. August 8th is International Cat Day. August 10th is National Spoil…

Read It Make It: Blow Painting

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Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael López is a delightful story of a young girl bringing…

Ohio Author Sampler

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I don't know about you, but when I think of authors, I tend to think of someone living in New York, LA, or even in the English countryside--not necessarily around…

Kinder Club – Letter W

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on a letter of the alphabet and share fun stories, activities and tips to help you get ready to make…

Your adventure awaits!

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These books about shipwrecked families, treasure hunters, spies, hunting dogs, secret missions and noble quests will take you on adventures without ever having to leave your house! Monstrous Devices by…

Free Play

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Thank you for joining us for our 4th edition of free play activities. Today's post contains 3 free play ideas focused on counting and number recognition. These activities are designed…

Librarian Books

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I might be a bit biased here, but I think librarians are super-cool. They're smart, quirky, and know a lot about a lot of different things. So, of course, I…

Author Spotlight: Roald Dahl

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When I was a kid, Roald Dahl was one of my favorite writers. His books were imaginative, funny, and had just the right amount of bite. That is to say,…

Suma’s Gratitude Tree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXuO_rlDUJU It has been pretty hot and humid these past few days and Suma has done a little grumbling (okay – a LOT of grumbling) about being bored and not…

Author Spotlight: James Renner

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True Crime is tough to write. If done poorly, it can range from terribly dry to scholocky and sensational. But, when you manage to find the balance, it's perfect. James…

Kinder Club – Letter B

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on a letter of the alphabet and share fun stories, activities and tips to help you get ready to make…

STEAM WEEK: Simple Experiments at Home

Experiment #1: Exploding Lunch Bag https://youtu.be/F-i7gcpx1mE YOU WILL NEED: One small zip-lock bagBaking sodaWarm waterVinegarMeasuring cupTissue DIRECTIONS: Put 1/4 cup of warm water into the bag.Add 1/2 cup of vinegar…

Fantasy Series for All Ages

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There's something really fun about the immersive nature of a good fantasy series. I used to read a lot of fantasy as a kid, but as I got older, sort…

STEAM Week: Healthy Breathing

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. L. Frank Baum We all feel better when we take in a nice slow deep breath. We know it helps us to…

Queue It Up! Vol. 2

Film Recommendations for Young Adults: Musicals In our last Queue It Up! post, we took a look at Police Reform documentaries. Today, we're going to lighten the mood a bit…

Science Experiments With Suma

Suma is at it again - see what scientific experiments she gets up to today! https://youtu.be/I4vslXXzZTo Experiment #1: BALLOON POWERED LEGO CAR YOU WILL NEED: Basic Lego bricksBalloonsStrawsTape DIRECTIONS: Cut…

STEAM WEEK: Mathematics

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In honor of STEAM Week, I've put together a series of books on various topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, we're focusing on the M: Mathematics. What makes…

Read It Make It: Octopus

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Thank you, Octopus written and illustrated by Darren Farrell describes a playful relationship between a young boy and an octopus. Your child will love the funny antics and colorful illustrations.…

STEAM WEEK: Art (and Chemistry!)

When you hear the word "chemistry" you probably think of a science lab, factory, or other formal scientific environment. But really, chemistry---the study of the what substances are made of…