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Posted by Kidbrarian on 05/03/12
Are you interested in learning about homeschooling your children? On Tuesday, May 15, we will be hosting an Open House for parents and children who want to find out more about homeschooling. You will have a chance to network with other families and examine the materials the library has to offer. Children are welcome to attend
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Posted by Mrs T on 04/19/12
In our busy lives sometimes it's easy to forget about the fun, enriching things. Enewsletters are a great way to remind yourself about upcoming library programs for children or even new chapter books that have just been purchased by the library. If you have a young child you may be interested in literacy tips and new picture books. The library has over 30 eNewsletters for all ages and interests that appear in your e-mail as a gentle reminder to sign your child up for that program or  grab a good book for your child - or yourself. Just sign up for any that interest you. To see a list of all that is offered click here and enjoy!
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Posted by Mrs T on 04/19/12
Have you ever read a novel that's written like a poem? Sometimes the lines rhyme and sometimes they don't.. Some of my favorite books are written this way. The author seems to use less words but still tells a great story. I made a list in case you'd like to try some. Let me know if you do and what you think!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 04/11/12
Did you know the library has Lalaloopsy books, DVDs, and games? Take a look! If you like these little dolls that have come to life, you might enjoy other stories about dolls and stuffed animals with a life of their own:
 
 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 04/11/12
Can’t seem to pull your kids away from all those screens? Are they glued to the TV, a laptop, their favorite video game? Try turning the gadgets off and getting your kids tuned-in to the outdoors instead. Use A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play for inspiration. This book of poetry celebrates classic childhood activities such as playing in the sprinkler, riding a skateboard, and running races across the yard.  Remember when?
 
Skateboard races,
pigeon chases,
running bases.
Backyard dashes,
racecar crashes,
puddle splashes.
Everything’s a blast
when you do it really fast!

 
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 04/04/12
As a kid, I often heard these words from my mom. Now that spring has arrived, we have the perfect books filled with ideas for your children when these words cross your lips. Whether its an old standard or a new-to-you activity, these books explain the games in a simple and straightforward ,manner. So, get the iced tea and lemonade ready. It's time for an outdoor get-together.
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 04/04/12
I always loved camping. Sitting around a fire listening to scary stories, eating s'mores and trying not to burn my marshmallows. On Friday, April 20th, come to the library for our version of a camping experience. Scary stories, games and a craft are all part of it along with real s'mores and a not so real campfire. The best part - no bugs! For ages 8-11.
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Posted by Mrs T on 03/21/12
You'll soon be able to read Harry Potter books on your e-reader! Watch for these to be available at the end of April. While you're waiting, you can browse eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library's website to find something good to read or listen to. Just point the cursor to Borrow and click on eBooks and eAudiobooks. You may like reading the title that just won the Caudill Award -  Powerless by Matthew Cody - or listening to Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan.
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Posted by Mizz J on 03/21/12
Hi Parents,
Your youngster will soon be able to sign-up for this popular summer program.  Just a reminder that students must be completing grades 6, 7, or 8 to participate as a Junior Library Volunteer this summer.  This is a dynamic program where the volunteers help to run the summer reading program and assist the library behind-the-scenes. Pick up an application at the Kids' World Desk or download it at www.ahml.info/kids. 
Registration deadline is May 14 at 10PM.  All completed applications must be returned to Kids' World.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 03/14/12
I was in line a few weeks ago and observed a mother keeping her young daughter entertained as they waited by singing Jim Gill songs. The little girl danced along, doing all the actions the lyrics called for. It reminded me to check out his latest CD, Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes. My favorite songs on the CD are “It Takes Some Friends” and “Bananas.” Chicago Parent gave the CD a rave review but WXRT perhaps put it best when they said simply, “No one does it better than Jim Gill.”
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