At Home Ideas to Enhance Learning for Elementary Schoolers: Spelling

Whether your child is back in school full-time, a combined virtual/school learner or an all virtual learner, you may be thinking of ways to build on their education at home. A lot of the resources that you may see in the classroom cost money. I would like to give you ideas that you can try with your children in the different subject… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Books Our Librarians Love   I have asked some of our librarians to tell me their favorite YA novels and I received an overwhelming response.   These are 6 books that are not only beloved by me, but also some of my colleges.  Graceling by Kirstin Cashore (Chosen by Ms. Missy)  In this realm, people are… read more >>

Back to School with Digital Media for Kids

Are you ready to go back to school? What better way to kick off the back to school season than with some digital media for kids! The digital media for kids through Hoopla includes movies, music and audiobooks. Whether it is watching a back to school movie, listening to school songs, or listening to an audiobook, fall is soon approaching.   The… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Feelings and Emotions

Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños ¡Hola Amigos! I’m Marnie with the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County and welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities and to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!    This… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Royal Reads It seems like many people are invested in royal families; whether it was the millions who stayed tuned in for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, watching television shows like The Crown or Victoria or The Great, or grew up watching Disney because of the princesses and princes…. read more >>

Discover LEGO

Want to learn more about LEGO?  Check out these videos and other resources.  Lego has been around for almost 100 years.  Find out some of the newest and coolest build projects by looking at these links below:  Videos about Lego Complete Tour of LEGO House in Denmark  This is a place that the public is… read more >>

Guess the Chapter Book

At the library you can find a large collection of chapter books for kids or what we label, juvenile fiction. In this section, you will discover kids’ books that provide complex stories, vocabulary, and dilemmas. These books have lots of text, multiple chapters, and few pictures. There is no set age when kids can start… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Let’s Go to the Library!

Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños   ¡Hola Amigos! I’m Marnie with the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County and welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities and to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!   … read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

Mystery Mayhem   I am currently ignoring my reading list because I am in the mood to read some good YA mysteries. I like to read books with a good amount of suspense and a mystery that surprises me with twists and turns. Usually murder plots, unreliable characters, and a good detective on the case is… read more >>

Hand and Foot Hopscotch

Check out this fun twist on hopscotch! Turn a classic favorite into a new game that develops concentration and coordination in a laugh out loud hopscotch game guaranteed to start the giggles. You will need print outs of left and right footprints and print outs of right and left hands, or if printouts aren’t available… read more >>

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