Library Blog

Games From Other Countries

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Hi Everyone!  My name is Renee and today I will be talking about games.  Growing up, you have probably played traditional games like hide-and-seek, tag, dodgeball, red rover, and hopscotch.  Games can be passed down from generation to generation and can be common knowledge shared between people. Today I am going to discuss some popular… read more >>

First Chapters: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

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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, or Curbside Pickup to finish reading it.  There is a new book every month.     The book this month is Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.  Join boy detective Leroy,… read more >>

Salt Dough Crafting for Kids: Making Leaf Impressions

During the summer, you may be looking for easy, budget-friendly crafts. Salt dough is simple to make and uses only 3 ingredients that you’ll already have on hand. It can be used for sculpting, making jewelry and ornaments, and tons of other ideas! For today, we’ll be making leaf impressions and decorating them. This activity will first take you outside to enjoy the weather, and then… read more >>

Minecraft Challenge: Roller Coaster!

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Hello Friends! It’s time for the Library’s weekly challenge! Every week we’ll post a new challenge for school age children.   Our week nine challenge is to build an awesome roller coaster in Minecraft.  Pick a theme and build your coaster.  Add other rides, stands, and attractions to make a whole theme park if you want!  Remember to post a picture… read more >>

Grrr said the Tiger!

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Happy International Tiger Day! Today is the day we celebrate and are encouraged to learn about these beautiful cats. This day is to help promote tiger conservation around the world and learn how to keep the tigers’ habitat safe. Did you know there are only about 3,800 tigers left in the wild, and are only… read more >>

Multicultural Fairy Tales

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To celebrate this year’s summer reading theme of Imagine Your Story, why not check out some different versions of fairy tales. Reading fairy tales allows us to have deeper conversations with children about the meanings and messages behind the stories. Add in a multicultural twist and you can talk about the similarities and differences, cultural references, and settings.  Check out these multicultural fairy tales… read more >>

Dish Soap Science

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Here are two super easy science experiments you can do today, using the stuff you already have at home.    Dish soap and pepper  Materials: bowl, pepper, dish soap, and a Q-tip (or you can even use your fingertip)  Step 1:  Fill a light-colored bowl with water    Step 2:  Sprinkle pepper over the surface of the water.  Do not mix. … read more >>