Children’s Services Blog

Summer Reading Read-a-louds for Kids By: Christina Shields Our 2019 Summer Reading Program started June 1st, with an outer space theme!  Have you signed up yet?  If not, you still have plenty of time as this program does not end until July 31st.  Beat the summer slump and...

Summer Outdoor Fun with STEM By: Ann Axon Everyone is talking about the importance of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to our children’s lives.  Summer is a great time to beat the “there’s nothing to do” with some of these fun and simple STEM activities....

How to Throw an Epic Dragon Party! By: Julie Armstrong If you have kids-or you’re a kid at heart-it’s possible that you’ve heard of those magical, beautiful creatures called DRAGONS! With the release of the new movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, it’s also...

Music March By: Ann Axon I am sure that most parents cruising along the information highway have run across articles about music and children’s development maybe like this one: The Importance of Music in Early Childhood Development, and I'm sure that many of you right now are...

Online Library Resources for Kids By: Christina Shields You’ve just been assigned a research report for school and you cannot find any books on your topic! Don’t forget to check out the library’s awesome databases and non-fiction eBooks!  Many topics that may be difficult to find in print can...

Books Based on Books and Other Literary Works Review by: Ally Muterspaw Literary stories are imaginative and original landscapes that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. Whether we hold them in our hands, or we witness them through e-readers or audiobooks, getting lost in someone else’s story...

Ghosts in Youth Fiction Review by: Angela Dubinger During Black History Month, the library is featuring displays in the Teen Zone and in the Youth department that highlight black lives and experiences. In the midst of honoring this rich and important history, I wanted to highlight books for...

Great Adoption Books for all Ages By: Julie Armstrong Having adopted two of my children, this topic holds a special place in my heart. Here are some of my family’s favorite books about adoption. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza is a delightful picture book about a...

Or Would You Rather Be A Fish? By: Connie Boomer While eating dinner last night my husband was telling me that there were eight squirrels in our back yard that afternoon.  He described how they were all jumping around, chasing each other, and generally having a party...

Libraries: A Homeschoolers Best Friend By: Julie Armstrong If you’ve homeschooled for any amount of time you know that libraries can be a homeschoolers best friend for one obvious reason-stacks and stacks of books. Our shelves are packed with interesting and informative books to help with science,...