Library Blog

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Vegetables

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños ¡Hola Amigos! Welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find a list of wonderful resources, book suggestions, activities and songs to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!    In this week’s blog, we’re going to learn the vegetables in Spanish!  After learning some of the most common veggies, try out some of the recommended activities to ensure the most… read more >>

First Chapters: Beezus and Ramona


This week’s First Chapters book is Beezus and Ramona, the first in the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. To listen, please call 330-259-3394.  If you enjoy this first chapter, you can read the rest of the book and the others in the series by requesting the book for Curbside Pickup by calling 330-259-3399. Or you can download the books instantly from Hoopla. … read more >>

Music Artist Spotlight: Grateful Dead

On June 7, 1965, the future of rock & roll music was forever changed when a previously unknown bass player by the name of Phil Lesh joined the nascent music group called the Warlocks.  The group consisted of Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, Phil Lesh on bass, Bill Kreutzmann on drums, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan on… read more >>

Celebrate National Country Music Day on July 4

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July 4th is National Country Music Day. Country music has been around for many years and started here in United States. This day goes back to the 1950’s, when the Country Music Deejay Association wanted to honor Jimmie Rodgers, known as “The Father of Country Music.” There are artists like Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan or Garth Brooks to groups… read more >>

Fourth of July Books & Craft for Kids

July 4 stars and book

What comes to mind when you think of Red, White, and Blue? It’s that time of the year that everybody looks forward to. From flags and fireworks to parades and outdoor grilling, nothing says summer like the Fourth of July. While this holiday is celebrated by many across the county, families have their own way of celebrating. To add to your celebrations, make this holiday even more enjoyable by… read more >>

Story Trails at the Library!


We invite you to take a walk and read a book at the Boardman, East, Michael Kusalaba, or Poland branch of the library.  Each branch has a different story so you can visit them all! These story trails are a great way for children (and their adults!) to enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time. The pages of the story are mounted… read more >>

Summertime DIY with Online Resources

Summertime has arrived, school is out, and the grass is growing. Need to know where to find tune-up help for your lawn mower/tractor?  Or want information for working on your own car?  Maybe you’re thinking about adding in some new landscape features to your yard. Perhaps doing some outdoor projects with your children, such as building a birdhouse. Well,… read more >>

Everything Bubbles!

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The weather is nicer, the sun is shining, and it’s time to have some fun with bubbles! Blowing bubbles is a very fun and low-cost activity to enjoy with your children. It gets them outside and enjoying simple exercise.   To play with bubbles all you need is soap and a wand. If you want to… read more >>