Blogs: Kids

  • How We Got to Sesame StreetStreet Gang book cover

    Last month, Sonia Manzano, who played the character of Maria on Sesame Street for 45 years, spoke at the American Library Association annual conference in San Francisco.  When she announced she had retired from the show, a collective “noooooooooooooo” rose from the assembled librarians.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 7:51 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places: The MoviesEarly Literacy in Everyday Places: the Movies

    Taking a trip to the movie theater can be a great way to not only entertain your preschooler or early elementary schoolers, but also to keep cool during the summer heat. Whether you are at the movies, or watching from the comfort of your couch, take advantage of this great opportunity to incorporate some early literacy activities in your outing.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 1
  • Ideas for Reluctant Readers: Movie and a Book ClubPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    For reluctant readers, summer break can be a difficult time to focus and find that perfect book. To engage your reluctant reader this summer, watch a movie then read the book. Talk about the differences, expectations and what they would have added or left out of the movie.  There might be even a local production or theater performing shows based on books. In the meantime browse through our DVD and Fiction shelves to find your perfect pairing. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (J Fiction / J PB Fiction Fitzhugh)
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places: The AirportEarly Literacy in Everyday Places

    Take flight this summer with some wonderful books and stories to help prepare your little ones for their first trip on an airplane. Preparing for a flight can be full of stressful moments, But before you leave the home and after you get through the security games, there are a number of games, songs and different activities that you can do with the family to make the trip more exciting.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • It's Star Wars Day!lego stormtrooper

    Monday, May 4, is Star Wars Day. Do you know why? It's because you can say, "May the fourth be with you!" (As in "May the force be with you!") To that end, I present some great Star Wars items for you to peruse, to celebrate this important day.
    Posted by: Rebekah Davis on Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 5:00 PM | Comments: 0