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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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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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Dig Into Reading at the Library!

June is here, which means we have begun our annual Summer Library Program! This year’s theme is Dig Into Reading, and we want everyone to dig into a good book all summer long! It is very important for children to … 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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Crafting With Kids — Grass Heads

This month’s craft from Miss Melanie will get everyone in the mood for spring! Grass grows in everyone’s yard but did you know you can also grow it inside? But why would you want to? Because you can turn it … Continue reading

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National Library Week

April 14-20 is National Library Week!  That’s great for you, but for us, every month is Library Month, every week is Library Week and every day is Library Day!  We don’t typically do things much differently around here because we … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lois Lowry!

Today is author Lois Lowry‘s birthday! Possibly best known for her Newbery Award winning titles The Giver and Number the Stars, Ms. Lowry was born 76 years ago today in Hawaii. She wanted to write from an early age–writing is … Continue reading

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