Author Archives: mgross

Crafting With Kids:

Christmas is just a week away! Are you looking for some handmade gifts or holiday projects for the kids? Well, look no further! Last year, we featured four different Christmas crafts to try at home. Here are some more to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tap the Magic Tree

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson From Miss Abby at Madison “There is magic in every tree. The tall, silent one in the woods. The small, bumpy one in the park. Even the bare brown tree in your backyard. … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Reading!

It’s December! Time for family get-togethers, good food, cookies, decorations, and everything else that makes the holiday season special–including shopping! Before you head out to scout the malls and department stores for gift ideas, check out our Give the Gift … Continue reading

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Crafting With Kids: Wrapped Vases

This month’s craft comes from Miss Melanie at Main Library! Her recent program focused on wrapped vases. If you are looking for an easy, beautiful, and functional craft, this is it! For this super-easy project, you will need a glass … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thank You, Sarah! The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas I love when I read a children’s book and think “wow, I just learned something!”  That’s exactly what happened when I … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Animal Buddies

Cuddly kittens and playful puppies make a wonderful story time topic. But, why stop at cute and cuddly pets? How about gorillas and hippos, or bears and tortoises? These can be great animal buddies, too! We have made a list … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving Contest 2013

It’s time again for our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade have submitted their awesome carved and decorated pumpkins to Miss Sheri at Crestview and Plymouth Branches, and we want you to vote for the best! … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Steven Kellogg!

Today is author and illustrator Steven Kellogg’s birthday! The author and illustrator of more than 90 books for children, Mr. Kellogg is best known for his beloved characters Pinkerton, Clorinda, and Jimmy and his boa. The joy Mr. Kellogg felt … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt From Miss Jacqui at Lexington Have you ever wondered what your tired, old box of crayons thinks of how you color? Well Duncan is about to find out! In The Day the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Computer Learning Month

The month of October is set aside by the Computer Learning Foundation as Computer Learning Month! The Foundation uses this month to promote the importance of technology knowledge among children and to help educate teachers, parents, and community members on … Continue reading

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