Reduce Holiday Shopping Stress by Using Consumer Reports at Your Library

The holiday season sure can be hectic. Thinking about buying something special for your family for Christmas? Considering a new TV or tablet? There are so many choices out there! Before you make that next big purchase, you'll probably want to take a look at Consumer Reports. Many of you may already know that copies of…
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Tablet to Tablet: Exhibit Coming to the Mandeville Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library

In November the Mandeville Branch will be hosting a fascinating exhibit on the history of the book:  "Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet."  The written word has played an important role in shaping history and culture, and the exhibit will highlight the role of civilizations from around the world  in the evolution of the "book…
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Reading Levels

Parents often ask us about the reading level of books, either generically or specifically the Lexile number or other ratings. Scholastic has a short and straightforward article that explains the different level ratings. There's always the Five Finger Rule. Choose a book that you think you will enjoy. Read the second page. Hold up a finger…
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Peanut Butter Month

November is Peanut Butter Lovers' Month, as we are informed by Chase's Calendar of Events. Americans generally love peanut butter. Count me in! While most of the Library's books on peanut butter are in the juvenile section, for a comprehensive look at the subject for adults, check out the Hoopla eBook Creamy & Crunchy - An Informal…
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Learn About Our New Website!

St. Tammany Parish Library is proud to present our new website!! Take a tour with your nearest reference librarian and learn the ins and outs of the new site. To get started, you can register for one of the following classes: Introduction to the Library's Website Learn how to create your own online account using…
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eBooks ARE Real Books!

Screen time, yes! Screen time, boo! What is a grown up do? There is so much debate these days about screen time. Because of this eBooks are often overlooked as a fantastic option for families and educators!  These are books that are available online on your computer, your tablet, and your smart phone. Note: They are…
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Letters About Literature

Does your middle-junior-high school student have a favorite book? A book that "changed their life"? Well the Library of Congress has a great program that connects kids to authors that are important to them.  "Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book…
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