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Happy Birthday, Jack Prelutsky!

  Today’s birthday post is in honor of one of America’s best-loved children’s poets, Jack Prelutsky.  Mr. Prelutsky has done as much (if not more) for children’s poetry as Shel Silverstein.  So today, September 8th, we celebrate this man and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rainbow Stew

Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell From Miss Caroline at Main Fall is just around the corner, gardens are ready to harvest, and we’ve got a great book to share with you: the newest title by children’s author and illustrator Cathryn … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids: Campfire Caps

For this month’s craft, we head down to the Bellville Branch and over to Miss Sarah for an awesome craft to end the summer.  She had several children come to her Summer Make-It Take-It last week for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet

Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet by Kirk Scroggs From Miss Caroline at Main Ever since the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books became popular, there have been many books written and illustrated about the middle school crowd.  There are series … Continue reading

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Exercise with Your Child This Week

The week of August 4-10 is National Exercise with Your Child Week.  Here at the library, we’re all about encouraging children to exercise their bodies as well as their minds.  Many children today are often stuck inside glued to the … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids: Melted Crayon Rocks

Our “Dig Into Reading” theme for the Summer Library Program (SLP) has been lots of fun.  From digging for dinosaur bones to exploring the dirt underneath our feet, there are many ways for children to investigate the natural world around … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Jane Yolen

We’re finishing out the second-to-last week of our Summer Library Program (SLP) for children, teens, and adults.  We’ve loved the “Dig into Reading” theme and have had lots of fun with burrowing animals, rocks, trucks and diggers, archaeology and paleontology, … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Picnics

The weather outside is NOT frightful, so we’re going to celebrate by having a picnic-themed story time!  The sunny summer days are ideal for packing up some food and scouting out that perfect picnic spot–whether it is at the beach, … Continue reading

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Summer Library Program Progress

Wow!  We’ve been so busy this last month, so after having a chance to catch our breath and take a look at some numbers, we’re pleased to say that our Summer Library Program (SLP) is, once again, a smashing success! … Continue reading

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