The Coding Craze!

The Coding Craze! By Alexis Davis, Tanya DiMaggio, Jen Martin, and JoAnna Reeves Coding is a 21st century skill that can help kids be successful in school, careers, and life. Learning to code allows children to develop creative problem solving skills. Plus, it’s fun! Kids have many opportunities to learn coding at the Library. The…
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YA Spotlight: Smile

YA Spotlight: Smile There are few times in a person's life as awkward as being a teenager. Everything seems to change and finding balance is a constant struggle. Smile by Raina Telgemeier expertly captures the teenage experience through a fictionalized biography of her life. Published in 2010, Smile recounts Raina's adolescence in middle and high…
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Excellence in Digital Media for Kids

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has announced their Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award and also the release of their annual Notable Children's Digital Media list.  The Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award is a new award given by ALSC. The purpose of the award is "to recognize the most distinguished digital media…
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Extraterrestrial Culture Day!

February 12th is Extraterrestrial Culture Day!   Celebrated on the second Tuesday in February, Extraterrestrial Culture Day is an officially acknowledged day in New Mexico.  Extraterrestrial Culture Day is a time to celebrate extraterrestrial cultures and our past, present, and future relationships with extraterrestrial visitors.  What better way to do that than to check out some cool government…
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History At A Glance: Lacombe, Gateway to the Big Branch Marsh and Wildlife Refuge

Lacombe, land of dense pines, oaks, and marshy bayous was home to the Acolapissa and Choctaws before the first Europeans settled on the soils of St. Tammany Parish. One writer wrote that the Acolapissa and the Choctaws were so closely related, it was hard to tell the two tribes from each other. Legend pertaining to…
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