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Book Review: We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains by Andrea Warren From Miss Melanie at Main This book caught my eye and just happened to be a subject about which I knew nothing.  I was fascinated by the stories each orphan train rider … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Byron Barton

We’re still going strong with our 2013 Summer Library Program (SLP) as we “Dig Into Reading,” so this month we are going to spotlight an author/illustrator with books that fit perfectly with the theme. There are a great number of … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Girls

American Girls series From Miss Sarah at Bellville I spent most of the 1990’s in elementary school and middle school.  When I reflect upon the books that I read during that time, I remember one series that really stands out.  … Continue reading

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It’s Father’s Day!

Today is Father’s Day:  a day to celebrate those dads who play with us, read to us, help us learn to play baseball and ride bikes, and make us want to be just like them!  We have some great ideas … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald From Miss Sarah at Bellville The eleventh and latest book from the Judy Moody Series is Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald.  Judy Moody is an eccentric … Continue reading

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Illustrator Spotlight — Scott Nash

Summer is almost here and we are really excited about our annual Summer Library Program! This month’s spotlight features Collaborative Summer Library Program illustrator Scott Nash. Mr. Nash has illustrated many books for kids, including Beach Day, The Cat in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World’s Greatest Elephant

The World’s Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer From Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch This is one of my favorite non-fiction books.  It is a touching story, beautifully illustrated, of a boy and an elephant and an amazing friendship that lasted … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Five Senses

When it comes to early literacy and learning, we think of colors, shapes, letters, numbers, and… our five senses!  Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling all help young ones learn about the world around them.  And it makes a great … Continue reading

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Get Caught Reading in May

With the school year winding down and the weather warming up, we’ve got lots of reasons to love the month of May.  A great reason, though, to celebrate this month is that it’s Get Caught Reading Month!  This could be … Continue reading

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National Kindergarten Day

Sunday, April 21st is National Kindergarten Day.  Here at the library we love educating and entertaining young minds in order to prepare them for school.  In addition to story times, we also have early literacy resources and tips that will … Continue reading

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