Library Blog


Hello! My name is Ms. Tracy and I am a librarian assistant in the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Library. I am a new librarian assistant and I enjoy reading nonfiction books about travel and animals. My favorite part about being a librarian is helping all of the wonderful people that I get to meet.

The Latest From Tracy

First Chapters: Aladdin


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 June 22-28 is Aladdin And Other Favorite… read more >>

Conservation 101 with Ms. Tracy

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Did you ever plant a tree or pick up a piece of litter from the ground? If you said yes, then you are helping to conserve the planet. Conservation means protecting nature and the environment. When humans conserve, they help to save earth’s natural resources. Natural resources include animals, plants, forest, wildlife, water, soil, and minerals. An example… read more >>

Recycling with Ms. Tracy 

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Do you ever wonder what happened to that piece of trash that was thrown away? Recycling is just one of the things that happens to that piece of trash. Recycling turns unwanted and used materials and waste into new materials that can be used again. When items are recycled, this helps to reduce pollution and energy.   Different items can be… read more >>

Children’s Classic Literature Audiobooks

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Did you ever read a children’s classic literature book? Children’s classic literature novels are stories made for juveniles that are about topics that matter. The character is believable and engaging to follow throughout the adventure. These stories have stood the test of time and have been around for years. Young children enjoy classics that are colorful, rhyme,… read more >>

National Inventor’s Month: Children’s Edition

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Have you ever wondered who invented the first car or airplane? Chances are we would not have those items if it was not for people who were curious about how things worked and how to improve upon something that already exists. These people are called inventors and May is National Inventor’s Month.  The following titles are available through Hoopla and our website Don’t have a… read more >>

Children’s Art with Ms. Tracy

children's art

Are you looking for some inspiration? Get out your art supplies because it is time to be creative and expressive with art. When children draw, color, paint, or write, this expression of art is a language. Long before children can talk, they will use art to communicate how they feel and think. Art is a way a child… read more >>

Mother Goose Day with Ms. Tracy


Do you know why May 1 is so special? It is Mother Goose Day.  Mother Goose is the imaginary author of hundreds of songs, games, children’s stories and rhymes over many centuries. The exact person of Mother Goose is not known and is believed to be a Bostonian woman in the seventeenth century. Others say that… read more >>

Fitness for Children with Tracy & Allie

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Need to stretch and move around a bit? Check out some fun children’s videos, books and websites to get you on your toes. Fitness is the well-being and overall health of self. Fitness does not only mean physical health, but also mental and emotional as well. Having a balance between nutrition, exercise and rest is ideal to keep a person healthy. The… read more >>

Teen Craft and Hobbies

teen colorful paint on face

Spring is a great time to craft and work with a new hobby. Exercising your mind is a great way to stay active and creative while inside. The following list of eBooks are a way to keep reading this Spring. Created by Ms. Tracy, Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Librarian  Check out the following title that are available now on  Hoopla or visit our website at Don’t… read more >>