STEAM WEEK: Engineering

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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 E: Engineering. In fields…

Media for International Non-Binary Day

Today is International Non-Binary People's Day! What is a Non-Binary person? Non-binary tends to be an umbrella term used for those who do not fit into male/female gender binary. There's…

STEAM WEEK: Technology

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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 T: Technology. In recent…

STEAM WEEK: Food Science

All cooking and eating uses STEAM. Science makes liquids boil, turns batter into cakes, and sugar into caramels. Technology and engineering preserves food in cans and jars to eat safely…

Missing Baseball? It’s Back!

I know that my co-worker Jamie and I are definitely missing the start of baseball and all that comes with the baseball season.  Of course there is the game itself,…

STEAM WEEK: Science

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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 S: Science. Chemistry is…

Kinder Club – Letter P

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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 Learning Kits for STEAM Week at Home!

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Like many things this year, Westlake Porter Public Library's annual STEAM Week will be virtual, but that doesn't mean you can't experience some of the fun at home! Check out…

July 15th is I Love Horses Day!

If you are fascinated and enamored with horses, this is the day for you. The following are classic and memorable titles featuring these noble beasts. National Velvet by Enid Bagnold…

Read It Make It: Worry Doll

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Violet Shrink written by Christine Baldacchino and illustrated by Carmen Mok tells the story of a young girl, Violet, with anxiety when attending large gatherings. Violet experiences sweaty palms and…

Handwashing Help for Parents

The CDC recommends that everyone wash their hands well with soap and water, frequently, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Encouraging good hygiene can seem like in insurmountable task…

The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes

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If I were to ask you who the greatest fictional detective was, I'd be willing to bet you say "Sherlock Holmes". Holmes has transcended simply being an amazing character, and…

Kinder Club – Letter O

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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…

Love and hope

As we slowly creep out of quarantine, here’s a mix of sweet and sexy romances that feature love and hope in the midst of heartbreak. These titles are available on…

Free Play Activities

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Welcome back to another post with more exciting and simple free play ideas for you child. This post contains 3 free play ideas focused on color recognition. These activities are…