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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Squishy Circuits

Last week’s Big Idea: Electrically charged objects attract or repel other objects Activity 1: We rubbed balloons against wool, scarves, and our heads, generating static electricity. We touched the static-y balloons to different materials to see how they would react to electricity. Bits of paper, thread, and yarn were attracted to balloons. Magnets and paper […]

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What’s all this new stuff in the library?

If you are a little bit old-school like me, you may wonder why public libraries are beginning to offer all kinds of equipment and services that seem to have nothing to do with traditional libraries. I still love books–I mean books made out of paper and ink. That’s mostly what I still read. The storytime […]

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17,000 More Titles Now Available

Niles Public Library cardholders have gained access to 17,000 more digital titles through eRead Illinois, a collaborative initiative expanding ebook and audiobook services throughout the state. Downloaded titles can be read on smartphones, tablets, ereaders, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, and computers. Click here to check out eRead Illinois. Every year, the Niles Library continues […]

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Eat Cheats: Nutella Mug Cake

Thanks to this wonderful thing called the Internet, people can look up all kinds of quick and easy recipes for that last minute meal or late night snack. So I bring you the first installment of Eat Cheats, a selection of cool, fun, easy-to-make meals for one that you can eat right out of your […]

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