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Building Early Literacy at Home 

Do you have children between the ages of 0-5 staying home with you right now? It can take a lot to keep these little wiggleworms engaged! That’s why I’ve compiled a list of easy, low-cost activities just for you.   I’ll be using the Every Child Ready to Read program as a guide, encouraging you to interact with your children using five practices that build early literacy: singing, […]

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Breathing Life into a Bewildering Decade: The ‘60s Come Alive at the Library

America recently went on “a Woodstock binge” due to the 50th anniversary of the fabled pop festival. Once again, the library enabled patrons to satisfy their curiosity about something in the news: we have plenty of photo-laden books and video content celebrating the event. However, this blog is not about just that: it’s about, “How […]

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Another Graphic Novel Triumph for Raina Telgemeier!

Guts is an outstanding book, plain and simple–which should surprise no one who has read any of Raina Telgemeier’s other graphic novels (Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, etc.). This San Francisco-based writer and illustrator has a true genius for getting under the skin of elementary school students, who lurch from classroom to cafeteria to playground to […]

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