New-Release DVDs at Central Library

We have new DVDs at Central Library, although many of the stories have been around a long time. The Jungle

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New Apps for Kids

We have some great new apps on our Children’s Room iPads, which were highly recommended in School Library Journal’s Top

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Family Storytime: Birds

I started out storytime with a puppet show using a bunch of our Folkmanis puppets of all kinds of birds.

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Curiosity Machine: Build a Balanced Dinosaur

On Thursday, August 25th, while the rest of the library was closed early, kids and their parents were hanging out

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Preschool Storytime: Space!

We read books about space in today’s preschool storytime. First we did a song to learn everyone’s names: Zoom Zoom

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Mother Daughter Book Club: The Secret Hum of a Daisy

This month, our Mother Daughter book club for girls 11 and up and their moms read a beautiful book called

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Family Storytime: Christmas

It’s only Dec. 26th, and technically we’re on the 2nd day of Christmas, so today’s storytime was Christmas themed!  All

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Kids’ Writing Workshop with author Elana Arnold

Sometimes I like to make a video mashup of clips from these workshops, especially now that we have a digital

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Mother Daughter Book Club: A Snicker of Magic

Tonight’s Mother Daughter Book Club discussed the book A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd, a magical realism book about

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Kids’ Writing Workshop: Writing Engaging Beginnings

This month our workshop focused on that cardinal rule of writing: hook ’em with your first sentence!  The activities we

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