Storytime Round-up: April 27

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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 BUGS! Books This title is part…

Poem in Your Pocket Day: April 29

Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year during  National Poetry Month. Poem in Your Pocket Day 2021 is on on Thursday, April 29th. This is a fun day to share…

Autism Acceptance Month: #OwnVoices

April is Autism Acceptance Month. You may remember my blog post from last year. (If not, that’s a good place to start with general autism reads). This year I want…

More Chilling Tales for Sleepless Nights

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I don't know about you, but as the weather gets warmer, I start thinking about scary stories. Not because summer is a scary time, but because I have more leisure…

Reader, I Married Him: Jane Eyre Retellings

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Jane Eyre is a classic of high school reading lists across the country. I still remember the first time I was captivated by this blend of mystery, Gothic atmosphere, and…

Read It Make It : Earth Day Craft

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Earth Day is April 22, but we really celebrate the earth every day. If I Were A Tree written by Andrea Zimmerman and Illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong helps your…

Silly Old Bear! Books about Winnie the Pooh

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When I was a kid, I just adored Winnie the Pooh. I loved the cartoons, I loved the stories, I loved all the characters. As I've gotten older, I still…

Kinder Club – Sequencing

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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…

Free Play Activities: DIY Sensory Bags

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This month we are making DIY sensory bags. Sensory bags are a great way to engage and entertain your child. They require minimal supplies and are easy to make at…

Watch It Make It

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Here at Watch It Make It (Read It Make It) we are pairing a simple craft with the movie A Costume for Nicolas. Below you will find instructions for a…

Staff Picks You’ll Love (Part 24)

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Welcome to another round of staff picks! Today, we have suggestions from Youth, Adult, and Technical Services, as well as Circulation and Administration. We hope that you find your next…

Kinder Club – Patterns

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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…

Kinder Club – Sorting

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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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Today we are making Blueberry Muffins! The recipe is from Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins written and illustrated by Chris Monroe. This silly story is sure…

Hope is the Thing With Feathers

April is National Month of Hope. This particular April, hope takes many forms. As the world begins to unwind from the grasp of COVID and things slowly begin to bloom…

Literary Orphans For Tweens and Teens

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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 of blog…

April is National Poetry Month!

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Big Green Crocodile by Jane NewberrySpecially devised to entertain and delight very young children (and incidentally to help along their vocabulary and cognitive skills) here are sixteen original play-rhymes with…