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Beachy Books for Summer

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Are you looking for your next great summer read?  Whether you’re looking for some beach front romance or lakeside drama, this list has you covered with breezy reads! Add these upcoming titles to your “to-read” list or place one on hold through our library catalog.    On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand The Friendship List by… 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 >>

Multicultural Fairy Tales


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 >>

Bug Off! Challenge Your Family to a Bug Hunt

Lady bug

It’s summer time, and that means that here in northeast Ohio, we finally get to enjoy some time outdoors! If your family is anything like mine, there might be a little bit of a competitive spirit, and looking for structured activities that extend learning can make the best of this friendly competitive atmosphere. Challenge your family members to a… read more >>

Pool Noodle Hacks: Part 3


It is finally summertime in Ohio!  Summer means we are seeing inexpensive pool noodles in all of the stores especially the dollar stores.  Yes, they are a lot of fun to play with in the swimming pool but did you know that there are dozens of uses for these colorful tubes that are simply ingenious?… read more >>

Summer Solstice

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June 20, 2020 marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The June solstice, or as it’s more commonly known as the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year because the Earth receives the longest period of sunlight. The sun is also at its highest point in the sky. In the Southern Hemisphere,… read more >>