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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 >>

First Chapters: Fairy Tales

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This week, when you call 330-259-3394, you can listen to Jack and the Beanstalk by Mara Alperin.  You can then borrow this book, or another fairy tale from Hoopla, Libby/Overdrive or Curbside Pickup.  The Take and Make craft bag for the week includes  a rock and items to retell the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Jack… read more >>

First Chapters: Beezus and Ramona

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This week’s First Chapters book is Beezus and Ramona, the first in the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. To listen, please call 330-259-3394.  If you enjoy this first chapter, you can read the rest of the book and the others in the series by requesting the book for Curbside Pickup by calling 330-259-3399. Or you can download the books instantly from Hoopla. … read more >>

Summertime DIY with Online Resources

Summertime has arrived, school is out, and the grass is growing. Need to know where to find tune-up help for your lawn mower/tractor?  Or want information for working on your own car?  Maybe you’re thinking about adding in some new landscape features to your yard. Perhaps doing some outdoor projects with your children, such as building a birdhouse. Well,… read more >>

First Chapters: Two Peas in a Pod

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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 Overdrive or Curbside Pickup to finish reading it.  There will be a new book every Monday throughout Summer Discovery.   The First Chapters Book for this week is Two Peas… read more >>

First Chapters: Aladdin

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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 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 >>

Learning Library: Felting

Needle felting is a craft that sounds way more complex than it actually is. Learn how to turn felt pieces into a fun summer garland or beautiful butterfly. Felting: Part One Learn how to turn felt pieces into a fun summer garland with librarian Amelia from PLYMC.   Felting: Part Two Follow Amelia as she teaches us how to… read more >>

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipes

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Everyone wants to be able to create beautiful driveway or sidewalk art, but chalk can be hard to find these days. Here are a couple of recipes for sidewalk chalk paint that are easy, non-toxic, and use everyday household items.  Sidewalk Chalk Paint  Materials: 3 cups cornstarch  3 cups water (more or less depending on how thick… read more >>

First Chapters: Ivy + Bean

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… read more >>