Reading Aloud to Your Kids Has No Age Limit Did you know that Wednesday, February 5, is World Read Aloud Day? The chilly, short days of winter are the perfect time to reconnect with your children by snuggling up with a good book. It might seem silly to read a book to a tiny baby […]
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The wind is blowing, the snow is flying and the kids are getting restless! Need to get them out of the house without spending a fortune? The library is here for you! There’s always something happening in the Chidren’s and Parents’ Services Department to make the long winter days more fun, so drop by anytime. […]
Why the Library Proposal Includes Outdoor Space for Kids Access to media of all kinds has brought the universe to our front door, allowing us to experience anything we want in an instant, from the life of the tiniest microbes to views from the tallest mountains. And yet, ironically, this technology has also pulled us […]
Now that the school year is fully underway, the excitement of new teachers, old friends and first day photos is wearing off and the reality of getting through nightly homework assignments has set in. It seems like homework is so much more complicated these days, and even when we somehow get to the right answer, our kids tearfully tell us “that’s not the way the teacher showed us.”
As parents, we want to do everything we can to give our children the best possible start in life. Sometimes that’s very challenging, but sometimes it’s as easy as following our hearts and doing what comes naturally.
Summer Slide? Not at the library! Instead, slide right into home base with a summer of learning and fun! It is widely accepted that school-aged children experience a loss of academic skills when school is out, known as the “Summer Slide.” But keeping up doesn’t mean dreary days in a classroom away from all the fun!