Picture puzzles, like the riddles found in I Spy books and the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine, are a lot of fun and have many educational benefits. Picture puzzles help with visual discrimination skills which are essential for reading. Solving picture puzzles improves memory skills and increases a child's vocabulary. They also engage reluctant readers … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye…
This month out Youth Services staff have picked out a few of their favorite books. Here are just some of the titles you can find on our special selection shelf. PICTURE BOOKS Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton Miss Teri says to check out Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It is a sweet … Continue reading A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department)
It’s been a minute since I recommended new titles, and these inspired me for a variety of reasons. For instance The Light Ages challenges a long-held assumption about the so called dark ages; The Sirens of Mars is a hero's journey in space, Brave New Home looks at housing in unconventional ways, and Earth Keeper offers a Kiowa … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – New Titles from Susan C.
For most of us this will be on of the strangest Holiday Seasons we have ever experienced. There has been so much change this year and we're all tired of it! No more change, please. One thing that can stay the same this season is having fun baking cookies. My daughter and I have been … Continue reading Fun With Cookies
The holidays will look very different this year, but some things will remain the same. We may not be able to participate in cookie exchanges, but we can have the joy of baking cookies at home with our families. The library is hosting a special (at-home) cookie baking event. There will be some great prizes … Continue reading It’s Cookie Baking Time!
This month - and not a moment too soon - Shawnna, our cataloger provides some welcome tips on taking care of ourselves as winter approaches. One of the pumpkins I carved is looking rather shriveled... As summer turns to fall, the days slowly get shorter and the nights cooler. I like fall but it doesn’t … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Staying Healthy as Seasons Change, Shawnna
The month of November is Native American Heritage month. This month is designated as a way to recognize the important contributions and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of indigenous peoples, both past and present. The job of an illustrator is to interpret a story through pictures. The creativity of Native American artists is evident … Continue reading Celebrating Native American Artists in Children’s Literature
Are all of the Halloween books checked out in the holiday section? Do you need a scary or not-so-scary tale to tell your kids on Halloween. Do you put things off to the last minute like I do? Never fear! The library is here! There are still some great books available at the library with a Halloween … Continue reading Monsters, Zombies and Mysteries – Oh, My!
Last week, we rolled out Part 1 of Kasey’s Halloween Extravaganza – a line-up of film titles ranked according to fright-potential. She's back with the greatly anticipated Part 2. If you need a little bit of fright in your night, Kasey has ranked these as her top 5 scariest movies. When you see her, ask … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends Halloween Films Part 2, Kasey K.
This month's Author's Spotlight in the Children's section of the library, is focusing on books about Asian Americans and written by Asian American authors. It is often said that books are like mirrors and windows. Mirrors help reflect familiar experiences and surroundings while windows open readers up to a whole new awareness of other people … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Celebrating Asian American Voices