Promote Summer Learning (And Have Fun!)

Before I started working at the library I was a school teacher for 18 years. At the beginning of each school year I would spend  4-6 weeks assessing and often reteaching material that was covered the year before. This year parents and educators are especially concerned about lost academic gains due to the extended quarantine at the end of school.  Good news! There … Continue reading Promote Summer Learning (And Have Fun!)

Dig Deeper, Read, Investigate, Discover!

Summer Reading is here! It may look different from past summers, but the emphasis is still on digging into some great books and fun summer experiences.   You can earn tickets for reading (books, audio-books, newspapers, magazines, or even bedtime stories),  going on scavenger hunts, writing book reviews, creating a nature journal, writing a story and much more! These tickets can … Continue reading Dig Deeper, Read, Investigate, Discover!

Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day held in the United States. Since that time it has become a world wide movement to remind ourselves and each other to do things that help our environment. During the past 50 years, steps have been taken to make our communities safer places to live. The air is healthier, the … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day

Full STEAM Ahead

During our last STEAM Science and STEAM Science Jr. clubs we constructed our very own Rube Goldberg machines. Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist famous for drawing complicated inventions to complete simple tasks. It is estimated that he drew over 50,000 cartoons in his life time! We looked at some of his cartoons and watched a … Continue reading Full STEAM Ahead

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage month. Over 6 million Native Americans live in the United States representing more than 570 tribes or nations. This month is designed as a way to recognize the important contributions and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of indigenous peoples, both past and present. Check out the books below and … Continue reading Celebrate Native American Heritage Month