Marnie’s Spanish 101: Let’s Eat!

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, activities and songs to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!   … read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

Most Entertaining Audio Books Part II Hello again my audiobook listeners or maybe you are new to the world of listening to books and want to give them a try! This is part II of my recommended audiobook list. These audiobook suggestions are books that I originally listened to and enjoyed the content of the… read more >>

Stained Glass Art for Teens

Hello, crafty teens!  We are going to make some art that you can hang in a window to brighten your or someone else’s day.  Making stained glass art doesn’t have to complicated, and it looks amazing.  So, let’s get started.  Here’s what you need: a coloring page (I used a mandala pattern)  wax paper  permanent… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

Most Entertaining Audiobooks Part I   I am someone who enjoys having a physical book in my hands to read and it is still my favorite form to read. In the past, I have rarely dipped my toes into eBooks or audiobooks until a couple of years ago; I realized that I spent a lot of… read more >>

Games From Other Countries

Hi Everyone!  My name is Renee and today I will be talking about games.  Growing up, you have probably played traditional games like hide-and-seek, tag, dodgeball, red rover, and hopscotch.  Games can be passed down from generation to generation and can be common knowledge shared between people. Today I am going to discuss some popular… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

I Will Go Down with this Ship  While I may not read a lot of purely romance books, I do like to read romance within other genres. When the romance is done correctly, it can be so enjoyable, but if it is lackluster or I just do not believe the connection that the author is… read more >>

Fan Art and Why It’s an Important Piece to Fandoms

  You may be asking yourself what exactly is a fandom?   According to Cambridge Dictionary, fandom is “the state of being a fan of someone or something, especially a very enthusiastic one” (2020). Other terms you may be familiar with when describing fandoms are group–based like fan club, community, and fanbase, or individual-based like fangirl… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: The Body

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 a list of wonderful resources, book suggestions, activities and songs to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Contemporary Take II  I recently posted a contemporary YA Book Reviews post, and I wanted to continue with some lesser read selections. One reason that I enjoy the contemporary genre is that the characters are usually experiencing love for the first time and exploring who they are and what they… read more >>

Have Fun, Be Safe When Your Ride a Bike

Riding a bicycle is a great way to enjoy a summer day—it’s fun, it’s great exercise, and it gets you where you need to go faster than walking!    A bike ride should always be a fun experience, but unfortunately, accidents do happen.  Did you know that bicycle accidents send more kids to the emergency room… read more >>

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