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March 2012 Featured Article

(This month’s article comes to us from Miss Mary at Main, who wanted to let you know about a fun activity you can do with the entire family!)   A Visit to the Zoo! The month of March marks the … Continue reading

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We Love Book Trailers!

You know how movies have trailers – those one to three minute clips that movie production companies put together to get you excited for the full – length feature?  Personally, I love movie trailers, even if the trailer winds up … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight (and a Happy Birthday!): Judy Blume

Not only do we get to feature a very famous and loved children’s author in this post, but we also get to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  Judy Blume, a name well – known in children’s and YA literature, … Continue reading

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February 2012 Featured Article

Celebrate Black History Month! February may be best known for Valentine’s Day but did you know February is also Black History Month?  Established in 1976, the whole country comes together to acknowledge African Americans and their great history.  Here at … Continue reading

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The Awards Are In!

Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hands out all kinds of awards for Children’s and Young Adult books that were published over the last year.  Of those awards, the most famous are the Newbery and Caldecott, but there are lots … Continue reading

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Q & A with Sibert Award-Winning Author Sy Montgomery

  As we posted before, the Marvelous Monday gang was lucky enough to have a chance to chat with Sibert Award – winning author Sy Montgomery during a very special Marvelous  Mondays program this week.  The kids got to as … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Karma Wilson

I have a list of my all-time “go to” books when I want fun, funny reads that engage my little listeners and keep their eyes and ears on the story.  Author Karma Wilson’s books populate my list more than any … Continue reading

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January Book Reviews, Part 1

  Titanic Sinks! by Barry Denenberg From Miss Melia at Main I love reading books about the Titanic, so I couldn’t wait to read one of the newest books on the subject, Titanic Sinks! by Barry Deneberg.  While I enjoy fictional … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I love doing the Marvelous Monday  programs at Main Library.  We are in the middle of our third set of sessions (so hard to believe!) and the kids and parents just keep coming back for more!  If you aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I know, we’re a day early but that’s okay!  The staff of the Services for Children Department would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!  I hope you are doing something fun and festive (party hats … Continue reading

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