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Get Caught Reading During May!

Where will you be caught reading in May? Of course, as librarians, we are big proponents of reading and literacy – so why not celebrate reading and show how it changes lives, creates thinkers and dreamers, and best of all, … Continue reading

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May 2012 Featured Article

Celebrate Children’s Book Week May 7 – 13, 2012  Children’s Book Week is a lot of things – a celebration of literature for children and teens, a nationwide reading and literacy initiative, and most importantly, a huge campaign to draw … Continue reading

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2012 Children’s Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the winners!  And to all those children who entered poems, your creativity and hard work made deciding winners very difficult.  Thank you for bringing your poems to us for this annual event. First Grade Category, First Place … Continue reading

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April Book Reviews, Part 2

Elephant Talk:  The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication by Ann Downer From Miss Amanda at Main Did you know elephants can talk?  Well, maybe not talk like we understand and know humans do, but like many species of animals, elephants have … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids

  It’s a guest post from Miss Mary at Main! When it’s cold or rainy outside, why not set up a craft table in your kitchen for your children?   Here are four very simple crafts that any child can do … Continue reading

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April 2012 Book Reviews, Part 1

  The Poetry of Shel Silverstein From Miss Amanda at Main There is something to be said about a poet – a children’s poet, nonetheless – whose work has lasted beyond his lifetime and still continues to inspire children, parents, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Arbor Day All Month Long!

  Arbor Day – what do you picture when you read or hear those words?  For many people, the thought of trees would probably be first and foremost.  Celebrated on the last Friday of April, Arbor Day is a special … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo!

(Please go here if the video does not load)   Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo! Kate DiCamillo’s birthday is today!  Kate is a Newbery – award winning author whose first published work, Because of Winn-Dixie, has become a childhood and classroom … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Farm Animals

As far as Story Time topics go, farm animals is a never – fail choice!  Not only does it give you a variety of animals to focus on, but the books are typically funny, full of vibrant colors, and you … Continue reading

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Welcome, Spring!

Have you seen the buds on the trees, or tiny plant shoots popping out of the ground?  I have, and it’s a welcome sight after the blustery cold of winter! To celebrate the coming of spring, bird songs in the … Continue reading

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