Staff Picks For Kids

DIY Breakout Rooms By: Julie Armstrong So you are a lover of games. You and your family play board games, video games, mind games (no, not those!) How about breakout rooms? They seem to be all the rage right now and they are incredibly fun and challenging,...

Recent Favorite Picture Books Review by: Angela Dubinger Folks, we love picture books. Sure, they’re geared toward preK to early elementary kids, but we think that picture books are really for EVERYONE. It’s true! And when you are one of the storytime providers at our library, you...

September is the Perfect Time to get Your Library Card By: Christina Shields Did you know that you only have to be 5 years old to get your own library card? Guardians, please visit our FAQs page here to find out what you need to bring to the...

Best Historical Fiction for Tween Readers By: Julie Armstrong I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction. I often feel sadness as I read about the injustices of our past.  Every once in a while, however, a book comes across my desk that I find fascinating, and...

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...

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...

Audiobooks: The Smoothie of the Literary World By: Anita Snyder I love smoothies. I can cram all manner of leafy greens into a smoothie that I normally wouldn’t eat.  It’s a great way to sneak in a little extra nutrition hidden in an icy, cold, fruity treat.  Those hidden...

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...