April is poetry month.

April is poetry month. Share a poem with a friend, a family member, your pet, or a stuffed animal. Read poetry by yourself, to yourself, out loud, or in your heart. Where to start? The Poetry Foundation has a great website with access to lots of poems. They have a section just for children. You…
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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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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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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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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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