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Your Library is a Window for Discovery

Posted: January 26, 2021
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are words being used a lot these days, including here at your library. They are even a part of our values statements: We believe that a community flourishes when it sees itself reflected in its library and uses the library as a window for discovery. One way to lend your

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Playing in a Winter Wonderland

Posted: January 21, 2021
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Don’t let winter stop you from playing outside! There’s something magical about playing outside in the snow. It may be cold, but it’s important to keep playing outside even in the winter months. Not only is playing outside essential physical exercise, outdoor play encourages children to use their imagination to find new ways to play in the snow. Winter tends to linger here in

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Kindness Club: Bird Feeder

Posted: January 18, 2021
By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

Although it is winter and the ground is covered in snow (at least at the time of this writing), there are bound to be a few hungry birds in your backyard. Ice and snow storms can make it hard for birds like downy woodpeckers, northern cardinals, and mourning doves to find food in the winter.

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Winter Storytime

Posted: January 12, 2021
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

Our winter session of storytime is underway! Register and join us on Zoom for Together Time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 am. While we may not be able to meet in person, our virtual storytimes follow a similar structure to our live storytimes, and we continue to practice our five important pre-literacy skills:

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Posted: December 22, 2020
By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

Hygge is a Danish word that is having a moment outside of Denmark. There is no direct English translation for hygge (pronounced hoo-gah or hue-guh depending on which website you believe), but it implies a sense of comfort, coziness, and contentedness. As such, hygge is not something you do; it’s more a feeling of comfort

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What a Year!

Posted: December 15, 2020
By: Kate Easley, Homeschool Librarian

2020 – what a year!  This will definitely be one for the history books.  There have been some incredibly difficult and stressful challenges this year.  However, as I look forward to a (hopefully) sunnier 2021, it’s also good to reflect on what we can appreciate about 2020.  Wait, is there anything?  Well, for me, these are the

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The Rise of the Quaran-teen

Posted: December 8, 2020
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

I took my son to get his flu booster this morning. Almost nine months after we began our quarantine and lockdown, I noticed a suspicious number of newborns during our short time in the waiting room. Was it just a coincidence, or have the first batch of lockdown babies arrived? (Sidenote: Can we please call

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Celebrate Together!

Posted: November 30, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

December brings such warm feelings despite the cold weather.  Many holidays are celebrated this month and it’s wonderful to see a variety of traditions from all over the world. December 22 – 30 Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights and it remembers the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, in Israel. This

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Gratitude: 2020 Style

Posted: November 24, 2020
By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

The holidays are quickly approaching, and this year is probably going to look a lot different for most of us. Your family might be choosing to stay home and just celebrate as a household. There are still ways to show everyone how grateful you are to have them in your lives! 1. Write your relatives

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Share the Gift of Reading

Posted: November 17, 2020
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

There are many ways you can share the gift of reading with a child. Whether you are hoping to introduce a meaningful title from your own childhood, you are trying to get to know a child in your life better, or you want to foster a love for reading by letting the child explore and

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