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Easy, Cheap DIY Gifts for Teens

DIY Gifts

Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is here.  And if you’re not ready, don’t worry!  There’s plenty of time to put together some gifts for your friends and family without breaking the bank.  In fact, everything on this list can be made with items purchased from dollar stores or other low-price retailers.  So, let’s get gifting!    For the friend/family member with… read more >>

Vinegar Solutions

Baking soda with vinegar, natural mix for effective house cleaning

Both brown apple cider vinegar and white vinegar are some of the most versatile products in your kitchen pantry. You can use them both indoors and out.  White vinegar is made from fermented alcohols, such as corn. White vinegar is usually used as a cleaning and degreasing tool. Brown vinegars are made from cider, malt,… read more >>

Making A Bouncy Ball

Rubber bouncy ball colorful shining toy ball

Have you tried making your own bouncy ball?  Like the recipe for slime but more solid, this ball is ready to play in a whole new way. Become a scientist and experiment!  Once you have followed the basic recipe, try adding different amounts of the ingredients and see how it affects the outcome.  You may… read more >>

Building a Desktop Computer

Hand holding smartphone with phrase Tech Time

The last year has taught us a lot about how much we rely on technology every day. While most of us can get by with smartphones, there are certain tasks that require us to have something more powerful to fulfill the demands of our business, school, or hobbies. Have you ever considered just putting together your own computer? It’s often a less… read more >>

Care for Your Car!

Young and cheerful woman enjoying new car hugging steering wheel sitting inside. Woman driving a new car. Woman Driver Portrait at Car

April is National Car Care Month and we have the resources you need to maintain and repair your vehicle or to explore your interest in automobiles. We offer two databases, Mitchell’s ProDemand (In Library use only) and Chilton Library (In Library or remotely accessible), for maintenance, repair and wiring diagrams of domestic and foreign cars, trucks and vans. If you do… read more >>

Math + Art = Pi Day (or Any Day!) Fun

Pi Day Activity

Children do not need to be advanced mathematicians to celebrate Pi Day. This easy math art project is easily adaptable for kids of all ages. The only skills necessary are counting to 9, coloring mostly in the lines, and some creativity.    Materials:  ½ inch graph paper  Black marker or crayon  Crayons, markers, watercolors, chalk, or colored pencils   … read more >>

At Home Ideas to Enhance Learning for Elementary Schoolers:  St. Patrick’s Day

Rainbow walking water science experiment

Whether your child is back in school full-time, a  combined  virtual/school student or  an  all-virtual  learner, you may be thinking of ways to build on their  education at home.  The following  activities are a fun way to practice math, science, literacy, movement, and music  on St. Patrick’s Day.  Rainbow Shaker Wand To create this musical craft you will need the following supplies: Paper towel… read more >>