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Julie is a youth services librarian, currently working at the Poland branch. A former reading teacher, she likes to help children find books that get them excited about reading. She especially likes working with reluctant or struggling readers.

Some of her favorite authors are Mo Willems, Kate DiCamillo, and Eric Carle.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography, and playing the ukulele.

The Latest From Julie

Math + Art = Pi Day (or Any Day!) Fun

Pi Day Activity

Children do not need to be advanced mathematicians to celebrate Pi Day. This easy math art project is easily adaptable for kids of all ages. The only skills necessary are counting to 9, coloring mostly in the lines, and some creativity.    Materials:  ½ inch graph paper  Black marker or crayon  Crayons, markers, watercolors, chalk, or colored pencils   … read more >>

Snack Time Learning for Ages 2-5

You can turn snack time into learning time with just a few things you probably have in your kitchen or can be inexpensively purchased at a dollar type store.   These activities can be done together or individually and they are endlessly adaptable to the development of your child.   Learning has never been so delicious!  Materials:  Fruit flavored loop cereal  Tweezers, tongs,… read more >>

Cooking with the Library: 5-Ingredient Recipes by Taste of Home

recipes made from cookbook

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal? Something fast and budget friendly? Try these recipes from 5 Ingredient Recipes by Taste of Home. Check out this and other cookbooks at the Public Library website and on Hoopla.     More 5-ingredient cookbooks! Bacon Potato Corn Chowder Ingredients  1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped  1/4 cup chopped onion  1-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold… read more >>