What is STEAM? STEAM is an educational approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Instead of teaching each subject separately, STEAM projects incorporate aspects of all five studies. The STEAM Clubs at the library are designed for children ages 9 and up. STEAM Club Science will meet at 4:30 on the second Monday … Continue reading New STEAM Clubs for Kids!
After such a snowy winter I know we are all ready for warm weather. When the seasons change I find it helpful to jot down some activities I don't want to miss doing. We are all so busy it is easy to let the change of weather pass us by without having found the joy … Continue reading Step Into Spring
Do you remember the Franklin Covey planners of the 1990s? How about the Dayrunner and Daytimer? In high school, I never left home without my Dayrunner! Like me, most of us are now in the habit of using our phone calendars to manage our time. Ironically with all the technological advances, paper planners are still … Continue reading Bullet Journaling
The Other Side Written by Jaqueline Woodson Illustrated by E.B. Lewis From the Publisher: Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Annie lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on … Continue reading Picture Book Recommendations for Black History Month
Have you checked out our Cafe Display? The display is located across from the bubble wall and next to the coffee spot. You may not be aware that every two months this display changes. The books featured are often associated with the season. The summer would feature the O'Fallon High School summer reading list while … Continue reading Cafe Display
Middle-Grade Book Recommendations - Friends and Family Harbor Me Written by Jacqueline Woodson Ages 10+ From the Publisher: It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat—by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they … Continue reading Middle-Grade Book Recommendations
Now that the holidays are behind us it’s nice to start the New Year clearing out the old to bring in the new. Many cultures use New Year’s Eve as a day to clean. In Japan, they call this tradition oosoji, which means extensive cleaning. Here in the U.S., we have spring cleaning, which traditionally … Continue reading Swedish Death Cleaning