Read It Make It: Snail Craft

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It seems we are all on computers, all the time. Our children are going to school online, playing video games or watching social media. Snail Mail written by Samantha Berger…

Oddly Specific Books You’ll Love!

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Sometimes, I'll be talking to a friend of mine, and I'll say something like "I'm reading this really great book. It's about Barrack Obama and Joe Biden, but they solve…

Books Banned for Surprising Reasons

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Banned Books Week is one of my favorite times of the library year. After all, it's a great way to celebrate the freedom to read and to protest censorship. Books…

Kinder Club – Letter N

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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…

Historical Fiction for Grades 4-7.

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Looking to learn new things from history? These fictional books set in historical times can uncover new meanings and perspectives of important events. We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada…

September is National Recovery Month

The month of September is dedicated to raise awareness of addiction treatment and celebrate those who are recovering or who are supporting those recovering. Recovery is possible. The following are…

Take Care of Your Mental Health

An aspect of one's health that is often left out of the conversation is mental health. As more studies on mental health are published, the more apparent it is how…

Suma’s Health Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtMP5b7cNdo Thank you to Simon & Schuster publishers for allowing us to share the story Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin. Pumas hunt using both strength and stealth (stealth…

Five Fascinating Books on Sleep!

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Sleep is incredibly important, I tell myself as I get up groggily on a Monday morning, after too many repeats of "I'll just read one more page..." Whether you're like…

Yoga is for Everyone!

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Yoga is for kids, football players, ballerinas, moms, dads, and even grandparents! It's a wonderful way to stay healthy both physically and mentally, and it's also lots of fun! You…

Health Databases

Westlake Porter Public Library’s Virtual Health Fair is September 20-26  According to a 2019 Becker’s Hospital Review article Google received over 1 billion health related questions a day, which amounts to over 70,000…

Healthy Cooking

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Westlake Porter Public Library has a wide variety of cookbooks for anyone looking to make healthy meals at home, and that includes ebooks! Here are just some of the cookbooks…

Healthy Parenting for Everyone

In honor of our Virtual Health Fair Week, we are taking a moment to spotlight some of our titles that focus on healthy parenting, both in mind and body. This…

Kinder Club – Letter E

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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…

In Celebration of Walking

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life My friend Rob walked. A lot.…

Healthy Habits

When we embark on an adventure of change, the first leg of the journey is often paved with the best of intentions. For a day or two, we coast on…

Storytime Round-Up: September 15

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Thank you to everyone that attended storytime this week! Here's a recap of the stories and songs shared in storytime . This week's theme is in honor of International Talk…

Author Spotlight: Jason

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Jason is one of my favorite cartoonists. His art is instantly recognizable, and his stories are so unique. This Norwegian cartoonist has quite the collection of titles under his belt,…

Free Play: Fine Motor Skills

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We are on already on our 7th edition of Free Play activities. Our activities today focus on fine motor skills. Our activities are simple and require only common household items.…