Story Trails at the Library!

We invite you to take a walk and read a book at the Boardman, East, Michael Kusalaba, or Poland branch of the library.  Each branch has a different story so you can visit them all! These story trails are a great way for children (and their adults!) to enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time. The pages of the story are mounted… read more >>

Baby American Sign Language with Miss Jenni 

If you are a new parent… congratulations! If you are like me when my children were born, you are worried about how you will teach your little one and what is best for them. You have all these experts telling you to do this or to do that. It can feel very overwhelming. I know it did for… read more >>

Celebrate Kindergarten Graduation

For those of us with Kindergarten students making the transition to first grade, it can be quite difficult to end the school year without saying goodbye to teachers and friends. Collected below are some resources from the library and ideas that correspond to help your young child end their Kindergarten school year and transition to summer and, eventually, first grade…. read more >>

Letter Scavenger Hunt

Need a fun activity to help your child learn phonics?  Try this easy letter scavenger hunt game. All you need is scissors, a paper plate, and a marker. Step 1:  Turn your paper plate upside down. Step 2:  Write the alphabet around the edge of the plate. Step 3:  Cut slits in the plate between… read more >>

Fitness for Children with Tracy & Allie

Need to stretch and move around a bit? Check out some fun children’s videos, books and websites to get you on your toes. Fitness is the well-being and overall health of self. Fitness does not only mean physical health, but also mental and emotional as well. Having a balance between nutrition, exercise and rest is ideal to keep a person healthy. The… read more >>

Outer Space Blog for Kids

Take a look at the night sky, then talk and learn about outer space! Share these resources with your preschool or early elementary children. Watch a story time from outer space!  While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on the… read more >>

Cat Blog for Kids

Dig your claws into these furry, feline digital resources that are simply purr-fect! Read these E-books from our collection Pete the Cat Out of This World by James Dean Top Cat by Lois Ehlert Stick Cat Two Catch a Thief by Tom Watson Cats by Victoria Marcos Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton Cat Tales by Debbie Bennett Th Upstairs Cat by Howard… read more >>

Which Bear Is Best?

Who doesn’t love a soft, sweet teddy bear?  Or, better yet, a funny, sardonic Grizzly?  I can’t seem to resist these children’s picture books featuring bears…  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen  This is one of those books that is just as fun for the adult as for the child.  A simple yet clever book with illustrations that… read more >>

Learning the Alphabet

There are lots of fun and exciting ways to learn about the alphabet. The books listed below are sure to keep children learning and engaged for many hours.   The following e-book titles are all available on Hoopla   Alphabet Animals by Jacqueline Christie Alligator Alphabet by Stella Blackstone A Is For Astronaut by Clayton Anderson ABC What Would I Be? by Donna Kern Ball Silly Alphabet… read more >>

Caterpillar to Butterfly

Spring is the perfect time to explore how caterpillars become butterflies!  Share these resources with your preschool or early elementary children.   Watch author Eric Carle read his book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read these books from the library’s eBook collection.  You can click on the links below or search for these titles in the Libby app: Everybody Loves Butterflies by Tanis Taylor… read more >>

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