Library Blog


Hayley is a librarian who loves the art in children’s picture books … and follows the Marantz style of melding the word “picture book” into one art form ever since her graduate assistant experience at the Reinberger Children’s Library Center. She has held various positions at PLYMC in her 15+ years, from compiling the first Baby Brilliant kits and conducting youth story times both in and out of the building around the county to actualizing the Pop-Up Library and supervising three buildings.

The Latest From Hayley

Sharing Science: Books for Babies and Toddlers

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It is never too early to start sharing books and having conversations with your child. You can start sharing science vocabulary and processes with your littlest one right now. Here are a few aspects to look for when selecting appropriate and engaging science picturebooks for our youngest learners. Each aspect is accompanied by a recommended… read more >>

Meditation Art – Word Embodiment 

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Learn how to create Meditation Word Embodiment Art by watching this video: How-to do your own Meditation Word Art Gather any paper that you want to write on.  You can use boxes, old envelopes, computer paper, ads, newspaper, scraps from other crafts.  Then, gather some writing tools that seem like fun today.  Try paint and brushes, markers,… read more >>