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Pam

Pam is the Library’s Early Learning Team Leader. She enjoys and believes in the power of reading aloud with children. She is known to still occasionally read aloud to her teenage children.

The Latest From Pam

STEAM Activity Books to Spark Creativity

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 STEAM activities are a great way to engage new skills and creative thinking, all while learning something along the way! Here is a list of kid-friendly activity books to get you started, with hundreds of recipes, experiments, and projects. All of these titles available to borrow on Hoopla and can be found in the Juvenile Nonfiction tag.  Amazing (Mostly) Edible Science will let you explore… read more >>

For Magic Tree House Fans

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If you love the Magic Tree House series and have read all the books (WOW – good for you!), then you might be looking for something else to read.  Here is a list of books that also feature time travel, other cultures, and solving mysteries.    The Wrong Wrights by Chris Kientz.  This graphic novel adventure finds classmates Dominique,… read more >>

Art: Taking Inspiration from Nature

If you’re still spending a lot of your time at home, why not take advantage of the nice weather and learn some new skills by trying out some art inspired by nature? Nothing beats spending time outside, so while you’re out there in the back yard, take a look at the plants and animals around you for ideas. If… read more >>

Movies for Baseball Fans

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The 2020 baseball season is like no other.  The library has some great baseball movies to help you through all of its ups and downs.  Grab some peanuts and cracker jack and follow the links for a closer look at the titles below.   42: The Jackie Robinson Story:  depicts the early career of number 42, Jackie Robinson, who was the first black… read more >>

First Chapters: The Rise of the Dragons

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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 the library, Overdrive,  the Libby app, the Hoopla app, or Curbside Pickup to finish reading it.  There is a new book every month.     The book this month is The Rise of the… read more >>

Musical Songbooks

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Did you know the library offered printed music and songbooks? Whether you already read music or are just learning an instrument, you can borrow printed music for free. Here is just a small sampling of the variety of songbooks offered at the library.   Piano Songbooks  America’s All-time Favorite Piano Pieces  Christmas in Ivory: 10 Piano Arrangements… read more >>

Wild Reads

reading in nature

Sometimes the truth is crazier than fiction! These titles are the nonfiction accounts of some pretty wild times and adventures in nature. Check one out to see for yourself!  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is the true story of Christopher John McCandless. In April 1992, McCandless walked alone into the Alaskan wilderness, after having abandoned or given away most of his… read more >>

Fun Reading Activities and Games for Kids

Librarian reading books

Looking for fun ways to incorporate reading into your daily routines? There are many activities that can encourage reading for kids who are just starting school or for those who are progressing through elementary school. Reading can take place whether you are taking a trip or even in your own home or neighborhood. Research suggests that to ensure a good foundation for staying ahead during summer months, it’s… read more >>

Dragons: Read and Make!

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They can fly! They can shoot fire from their mouths! And they are magic! Dragons are fairy tale creatures that kids love for their strength and their magical powers.   While we can’t have story times inside the library right now, your family can still experience fun with books and crafts. Below you will find a listing of silly picture books, simple crafts, and fun activities… read more >>