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Native American Heritage Month: Youth and Teen Selections

November is officially recognized as Native American Heritage Month. The aim is to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, crafts, and ways and concepts of life. It is not only a month to celebrate these cultures, but also to bring awareness to the concerns… Read More

Talking to Children About Difficult News

The news out of Texas last Tuesday was devastating. While it is nearly impossible to fathom the loss of such young and bright lives, for parents, it may also be difficult to consider talking to our children about the topic. In the Youth Services Department, we are here for you. We hope the following resources… Read More

Introducing Launchpads, New in the Library of Things

Looking for new ways to keep your kids engaged and learning over the summer? Check out our newest addition to the Library of Things: Playaway Launchpad tablets! Each tablet comes pre-loaded with themed educational games and activities for specific age groups. Take a look at the list down below and put a few of your… Read More

Happy New Year from Youth Services!

Are you ready to ring in the New Year? Want your kids to go to bed before midnight? Don’t want to stay up late yourself? Ring in the New Year at noon or anytime you’d like using this countdown video created by the Youth Services staff. Have your child countdown along with us. Download our crown… Read More

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at Home

We all know a lot has changed in these last few months. Familiarity with things like e-learning, washing off groceries, and wearing face coverings has increased, while things such as in-person playdates or visits to the Library are off-limits for now. Thankfully, many things haven’t changed, such as the specialness of reading a book out… Read More

Craft of the Month: Paper Plate Ring Toss

Are you looking for something fun to both make and play with your family? Then this craft is for you! Materials you will need: four paper plates (plain white would work best, but any color plates are fine) one paper towel tube scissors  markers (crayons or colored pencils are fine too) clear tape Directions:  First… Read More

A World of Reading: Library Language Resources for Youth

"To have another language is to possess a second soul." -Charlemagne Is your child looking to learn a new language or to continue exploring a language with which they have familiarity? Look no further than our growing Youth World Languages collection. Located in the southwestern corner of the Youth nonfiction section, this collection includes books,… Read More

Building Literacy: The 5 Practices (Part 3 of 3)

In this series, we have been examining practices that will help you raise a reader:  reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. These easy- and fun-to-do practices are the early literacy building blocks. Today’s post on writing may surprise you, as there’ll be very little writing involved! Write with your child. For this practice, I’m going… Read More

Picture Book Month: Celebrate!

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? Picture Book Month is the celebration of the print picture book during the digital age. Picture books are wonderfully crafted and illustrated books made for sharing, telling, and re-telling stories. For children, picture books help shape their childhood. They create a world where a child can… Read More

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