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Marnie’s Spanish 101: The Family – La Familia

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños ¡Hola Amigos! I’m Marnie with the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, and welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities and to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!    This week, we’re going to learn and practice the Spanish words for family members.  So let’s get started! Practice the vocabulary words below, and try… read more >>

At Home Ideas to Enhance Learning for Elementary Schoolers: Sight Words

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Whether your child is back in school full-time, a combined virtual/school learner or an all virtual learner, you may be thinking of ways to build on their education at home. A lot of the resources that you may see in the classroom cost money. I would like to give you ideas that you can try with your children in the different subject areas that you… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: The Alphabet

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños ¡Hola Amigos! I’m Marnie with the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County and welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities and to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!    This week, we’re going to learn and practice the alphabet in Spanish.    The Alphabet – El Alfabeto (ahl-fah-beh-toh)   Watch a… read more >>

First Chapters: Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider

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This month’s First Chapters book is Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider by Megan McDonald. To listen to the first chapter, please call 330-259-3394.  If you are familiar with the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald, this series follows the adventures of Judy’s brother, Stink.     To finish reading the book, you can checkout Stink and the Hairy, Scary… read more >>

Build a Fort!

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Building a fort from blankets and couch cushions is a part of just about everyone’s childhood. It can be a place to snuggle, read or explore your imagination. Your fort can be a castle and you can be the kings, queens and royal subjects, you could pretend your fort is a treehouse up high in… read more >>

Buckeye Children & Teen Book Awards

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Looking for book recommendations? Why not read books nominated by students like you!? The Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Awards (BCTBA) are the only state awards for books that are nominated by and voted on by students across the state.   Check out and read these 2020 nominees:    For Grades K-2        Back Roads, Country Toads by Devin Scillian   Carl and… read more >>

Taz and Friends: Animals Down Under in Australia

  When you hear Tasmanian devil do you automatically think of a famous cartoon character? Perfectly understandable! But how much do you know about the real-life animal? Tasmanian devils live in Australia, a continent that is brimming with wacky, adorable, and sometimes terrifying creatures! Follow the links below to experience some of Australia’s most interesting… read more >>

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 >>