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Fifteen Minutes to Success: Compelling Stories for Your Child

September 14, 2018 Experts agree that reading aloud from birth to third grade is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help prepare a child for reading and learning according to readaloud.or. more »»

Libraries Rock!

May 7, 2018 Although it seemed as if Old Man Winter was going to hang on forever .. more »»

Quiet Library? Not Always!

April 9, 2018 National Library Week is April 8-14 this year. Celebrate it by visiting your local library and meeting fun unusual library patrons. more »»

Books That Celebrate the Underdog

March 6, 2018 Are we teaching our young people about average people who have done extraordinary things? It’s a question that I have been asking myself for the last year. more »»

Girl Power

November 30, 2017 “He’s the strongest man in the world.” “Man, yes,” said Pippi, “but I am the strongest girl in the world, remember that. more »»

What Is STEM?

April 19, 2017 As parents, you may have heard teachers and other educators talking about STEM. What exactly is STEM and why is it important? STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. more »»

Peanut Butter & November

November 14, 2016 Most Americans associate the month of November with food. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin everything, and peanut butte. more »»

Happy Summer Reading, Sports Fans!

July 12, 2016 It’s July and the novelty of sleeping in could be starting to wear off. Your kids might even be starting that “I’m bored!” crazy-talk. more »»

Parents Hooked on YA

April 18, 2016 “Young Adult” in literature refers to books for the 12-18 age range. I’ve always been an avid reader, but other than a few Lois Duncan books, I somehow missed most of the phenomenal books for teens. more »»

Favorite Books Build Traditions

December 14, 2015 It’s the most wonderful time of the year ... more »»

Take Off During Aviation History Month

November 10, 2015 Each November, most Americans kick off the holiday season by sharing Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends and expressing gratitude for our many blessings. more »»

Not-Too-Spooky Stories for Halloween

October 6, 2015 As the air begins to cool, and October ushers in the season of hot apple cider, spooky hayrides and everything pumpkin, what better way to spend those chilly evenings than wrapped up in a comfy... more »»

Give Kids an Adventure

September 8, 2015 As summer draws to a close and school bells ring, we begin the time of year when travel opportunities get few and far between. more »»

Every Hero Has a Story

July 14, 2015 “There are two kinds of heroes. Heroes who shine in the face of great adversity, who perform an amazing feat in a difficult situatio. more »»

Sing Into Summer With Pete the Cat

May 7, 2015 Spring is finally here! I love to get out and look at nature emerging all around us. The best sights for me are all the animals. I especially enjoy new baby chicks, calves and turkeys. more »»

Another Spring in the Books

April 1, 2015 As I write this article, it’s minus 2 degrees and I am chilled to the bone. When this article is published, it will officially be spring. I sure hope it feels like it! Spring is my favorite seaso. more »»

Books About Wonder Women

March 4, 2015 We celebrate Women’s History in March. At least, that is what the calendar says we should do. more »»

Fairytales With a Twist

December 2, 2014 I learned to love fairy tales as a child. My mother was a teacher and read a new book every night. When I grew older, I spent many hours in the library seeking out new versions of traditional tales. more »»

November Is Family Literacy Month

November 4, 2014 Every year, I marvel at the arrival of Novembe. more »»

Books About Pizza

October 3, 2014 October is that splendid time of year when it actually begins to feel like fal. more »»



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