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Fun With Children’s Poetry

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Have you ever just made-up words that rhyme? Chances are a poem was just created. Children have a wonderful way of putting words together that seem to go wonderfully. Poetry is a fun way to spend time together with others talking and singing about thoughts, ideas, and emotions.  A poem is a collection or arrangement of words that express… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Sea Animals – Animales del Mar

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños   ¡Hola! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series! Here you will find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help you and your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it.  This week, we’re going fishing! Let’s learn the Spanish words for some of the most popular… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Beach Day! – ¡La Playa!

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños   ¡Hola! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series! Here you will find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help you and your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it.  This week, we are going to the beach! Practice saying the words on the vocabulary list, and then watch a… read more >>

Learn cooking signs using American Sign Language with Miss Jenni 

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Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign various cooking signs. Have fun!       In order to help you practice, check out just a few titles from our catalog and online resources:     The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs: 100+Simple recipes for Making… read more >>

Show Way Quilts in Children’s Literature

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Show way quilts have a rich history, as intricate as the fabrics and threads that hold them together. Like so many quilts, show ways are said to have a secret meaning all of their own – messages sewn into the fabric for slaves to escape via the Underground Railroad. Quilts were made of a wide variety of patterns – some with names like “wagon… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Happy Father’s Day! – ¡Feliz Día del Padre!

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¡Hola! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series! Here you will find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help you and your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it.  This week, we are celebrating Dads everywhere! Practice saying the words on the vocabulary list out loud, and then make a fun… read more >>

And the Nominees Are… Buckeye Children’s Book Awards

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Looking for book title recommendations? Why not read books nominated by students like you! The Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Awards are the state’s only awards for book titles that are nominated and voted on by students across the state. Voting for this year will be from September 1 through November 10. Teachers and librarians… read more >>