August is National Peach Month!

August is National Peach Month! Celebrate by learning a few facts about peaches or checking out a peach related title from our collection! Peaches are members of the rose family, like the plum and apricot. They are also categorized as a “drupe” which a fruit with a hard stone in their center. They are good… read more >>

Beachy Books for Summer

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 >>

How to Make A Campfire

Do you like the great outdoors?  Do you like the idea of camping but have little experience doing so?  Wondering how to properly start a fire at a campsite?  Learn some campfire basics here that will improve your next excursion into nature and make you look like a natural at a campsite.        Preparing a… read more >>

Have Fun, Be Safe When Your Ride a Bike

Riding a bicycle is a great way to enjoy a summer day—it’s fun, it’s great exercise, and it gets you where you need to go faster than walking!    A bike ride should always be a fun experience, but unfortunately, accidents do happen.  Did you know that bicycle accidents send more kids to the emergency room… read more >>

Bug Off! Challenge Your Family to a Bug Hunt

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 >>

Ideas to Liven Up Your Summer Vacation

Now that summer vacay is finally here and you don’t have to bog yourself down with school work, here are some things that you can do to keep your summer fun and exciting:     Take a weird online class: Universal Class is a resource that is completely free with your library card. You could take classes that… read more >>

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 >>

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 >>

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