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Nikki

Nikki is a youth services librarian in Canfield. She enjoys reading fairytale retellings, historical fiction, and mysteries. Nikki has an obsession with iced tea and the British Royal Family. Her favorite “child” is her Lab, Scout.

The Latest From Nikki

Inspiring Women for Women’s History and Deaf History Month

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March is Women’s History Month and Deaf History Month.  Let’s take a moment to remember these very inspiring women throughout history that have made significant contributions in science, athletics, the arts, education, and social reform. These successful women overcame many obstacles, and their determination and perseverance continue to empower women today.   Linda Bove  Linda starred… read more >>

Middle School Fantasy Books

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Explore the paranormal worlds of fairies, scarecrows, ghosts and sorceresses with a little creepiness thrown in. These books are sure to keep you up all night long!    In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll  Forced to stay with a grandma she’s never met while her brother gets a heart transplant, Alice finds comfort in the Darkling Wood. Situated near her grandma’s… read more >>

Best Books for Baking with Children

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Baking is a wonderful way to spend time with children! It provides the opportunity to slow down and really connect as a family. Academically, baking helps children with math skills such as measuring ingredients, using fractions, and the importance of temperature. Baking also gives children the chance to practice their reading and comprehension skills by… read more >>

Inspiring Deaf Women Throughout History

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There have been many inspiring deaf women throughout history that have made significant contributions in science, athletics, the arts, education, and social reform. These successful women overcame many obstacles at a time when few avenues were open to women. Their determination and perseverance continue to empower women today.  Annie Jump Cannon  Annie Jump Cannon was a pioneering astronomer responsible for… read more >>

The Essential Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer and pianist, who is regarded as one of the most influential composers in classical music. During his career, he wrote symphonies, piano sonatas, one opera, and piano concertos. Beethoven started to lose his hearing at the age of 26, and was thought to be completely deaf by his mid-40s…. read more >>

Book Titles for International Week of the Deaf

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International Week of the Deaf is celebrated annually by the global Deaf Community on the last week of September.  This year it runs from September 21st through September 26. Below are printable lists of DVDs or books on deafness and deaf culture for youth, teen, adults and all ages. DVD’s about Deafness Book titles about… read more >>

First Chapters: Two Peas in a Pod

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First Chapters is designed for beginning chapter book readers.  Call 330-259-3394 to listen to one of our librarians read the beginning of a chapter book.  You can then borrow the book from Overdrive or Curbside Pickup to finish reading it.  There will be a new book every Monday throughout Summer Discovery.   The First Chapters Book for this week is Two Peas… read more >>

First Chapters: Ivy + Bean

First Chapters is designed for beginning chapter book readers.  Call 330-259-3394 to listen to one of our librarians read the beginning of a chapter book.  You can then borrow the book from Hoopla or Curbside Pickup to finish reading it.  There will be a new book every Monday throughout Summer Discovery.  The First Chapters book for the week of… read more >>

Let’s Talk Tea!

Iced tea is such an iconic summer drink that June 10th has been set aside to celebrate as “National Iced Tea Day!” A little history to get us started… Richard Blechynden, a merchant and tea plantation owner, wasn’t having much luck selling hot tea in the middle of summer at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He improvised and poured… read more >>