Tax Resources

Tax season is upon us! Here is some important information regarding filing your 2020 taxes. The IRS announced that tax forms will be accepted starting Friday, February 12, 2021. This…

Storytime Round-up: January 26

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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 was food! Books We used a…

The Literature of the Absurd

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Do you ever read a book, watch a movie, or even a video on YouTube and go "Wait...what just happened?" Or do you ever find it hard to explain a…

Read It Make It: Lion Craft

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Lubaya's Quiet Roar written by Marilyn Nelson and illustrated by Philemona Williamson not only addresses sensitive issues our society is facing today, but is a heartwarming story of a young…

Free Play: Number Recognition

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Welcome back to Westlake Porter Public Library's Free Play Blog. This post suggests simple ideas to entertain your child while practicing number recognition. Many of the items used for these…

Presidential Biographies

Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1857–1907) The Inauguration of Washington as First President of the United States, April 30th 1789 – At the Old City Hall, New York…

The Journey Starts Here!

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The new year is all about new beginnings. Developing new habits, picking up new hobbies, watching new shows, and reading new books. I love this time of year, because it…

Kinder Club – Seasons of the Year

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on an early literacy concept and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of…

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To remember and honor Dr. King's legacy and activism, consider diving deeper into the not-so-distant past of the civil rights movement…

Let It Snow!

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These books, recommended for kids in grades 3-6, are celebrations of the cold and snow that can be enjoyed while staying warm and snug inside! Snow One Like You by…

Read It Make It: Snowflakes

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Reading The Snow Dancer written by Addie Boswell and illustrated by Mercè López to your child will have you feeling nostalgic for the snow days you had as a child.…

Kinder Club – Days of the Week

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on an early literacy concept and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of…

Happiness in 2021 with Hoopla

Thank goodness, 2021 is finally here! Let's look to the future with a positive mindset. Hone your happiness skills with the following titles from Hoopla. Remember, they are always available…

Read It Make It: Rocket Craft

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Get ready for all things that go. On The Go Awesome written by Lisl H. Detlefsen and illustrated by Robert Neubecker will introduce your child to all vehicles that go.…

Five Books I Want to Read in 2021

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Happy New Year, everyone! Now's the time to focus on setting new goals, breaking bad habits, and starting fresh. And if you're like me, part of those goals includes reading.…