Author Spotlight: Karly West

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When my boss told me about a book series where the author retells classic fairytales using a combination of her own handmade clay figures and a wicked sense of humor,…

Chilling Tales for Sleepless Nights

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Who says that you need to wait until October to bust out the horror stories? Not me! Today, I'd like to share with you a list of spooky or ghostly…

Free Play Activities: Fine Motor Skill

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This Free Play Activity post focuses on fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are so important for young children. These activities are inexpensive and require items mostly found around the…

Storytime Round-up: March 23

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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 colors! Books This title is…

Read It Make It: Women’s History Month

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March is Women's History Month and a great way to introduce Women's History Month to your child is with a book and an activity. Michelle's Garden written and illustrated by…

Stay Organized with Bullet Journaling

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I met up with my best friend for the first time in....gosh, months. For those of you who have to go without seeing family and friends, I don't have to…

Swashbuckling Adventure Stories

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There's nothing quite like a tale of adventure. Over the past few months, as COVID has forced us all to remain in doors and away from our friends and family,…

YA Book Bracket

March Madness is here and we're pitting some of the most widely read Young Adult fiction novels against each other - and you decide the winners! Starting March 16th, check…

Deaf History Month

Did you know that American Sign Language has regional dialects and slang just like American English? How about the fact that Deaf individuals often use "name signs" for one another?…

Read It Make It: St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick's Day calls for celebration and what better way to celebrate with your child, than to read a book and complete a craft. Jack and…

Irish movies you’ll love

In honor of St. Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month, here is a selection of Irish-themed movies in our collection that will make for a great movie night. In the…

Free Play Activities: Color Recognition

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We are back with our 17th episode of Free Play Activities. The activities in this edition focus on Color Recognition. These activities use items mostly found around the house or…

What’s In a Name?

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Back in December, I shared a reading challenge that I created for staff (and am now sharing with all of you!) Throughout the year, I'd like to include a list…

Kinder Club – Scissor Skills

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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…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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We are back in the kitchen and making Bear's Vegetable Soup. This picture book includes a simple vegetable soup recipe. Spring is around the corner, but it can still be…