Children

Sweet Summertime Treats!

With the temperature rising, it's time for some yummy, ice cold treats to beat the summer heat! Here are some fun, easy recipes for summertime snacks that you and your children can make (and enjoy!) together!

Boy Reading In Front of Fan

Read What You Want This Summer!

Reading over the summer is essential to preventing "summer slide," or the loss of valuable academic skills gained during the school year. Although it may seem unfair to make kids read and do assignments over the summer, it is in fact exceedingly important. The key to getting a child to read during summer vacation, however, is to let them read what they want to read.

Vegetable Garden, art by Janet Lee

Gardening for Kids From 2 to 102

Sun and rain, dust and mud, good and bad bugs, the miracle of sprouting seed, tall sunflowers, morning glory vines, hummingbirds and butterflies...there’s never a bad day in the garden! 

Together with Día: Celebrate Your Community

Children’s Day/El día de los niños, also called Día (Diversity in Action), is an annual national event that is celebrated on or around April 30th that highlights the importance of literacy throughout all cultures and languages. Libraries and organizations around the country celebrate this day with a variety of events to showcase the beauty of diversity within their communities.

Beginning Reader books with color-coded labels for levels of difficulty

Making Easy Readers EASY

In the past, we haven't made finding the right book for your beginning reader an easy thing to do, have we? Well, we've changed that now!

Books with Headphones

Audiobooks are Great! Listen to One Today!

Audiobooks are a great way to make reading come alive for readers of all ages and at all levels. They can be particularly helpful, however, for children who need to sharpen their reading skills.

Girl counting on fingers

Reading Counts: Exposing Your Little One to Numbers through Books

Reading aloud to your young child is a great way to promote early literacy skills. But, did you know that it’s also an amazing opportunity to expose your little one to numbers and counting? In this article, we’ll talk about how children developmentally prepare to become mathematicians, and how you as a parent and/or caregiver can help facilitate their learning. One, two, three, let’s begin!

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