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Posted 7 months ago by Katie M

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education and Resources | Tagged with adolescence, bullying in schools, child development, early childhood education, Kindergarten, making friends, middle school, parent participation, Preschool, psychology, school buses and teenagers

Is your child experiencing the back to school jitters? Check out our list of books to help kids deal with everything from riding the bus for the first time to making new friends at school!

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Using Mindfulness to Help Kids Destress

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Resources, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with Anxiety, meditation, mindfulness, parenting, stress, teens and Yoga

Just as adults suffer from social anxiety and troublesome thoughts that will not go away; so do children. By practicing mindful presence and awareness, kids learn to pause for a moment, catch their breath, and get a sense of what they need at this very moment in time, firmly rooting them in the here and now, with space to grow and be themselves.

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Start Learning A New Language With Just One Click!

Posted 9 months ago by Katie M

Posted in Education, New, Research, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with databases, English as a Second Language, ESL, language learning, language self-instruction, languages, learn, research tools, Sign Language, study and tutorial

Preparing for your dream trip? Studying abroad? Always wishing you could list ‘bilingual’ as a skill on your resume? Learn how to speak over 70 languages, free with your library card!

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On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!

Posted 10 months ago by Angela B

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Children & Parenting, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Programs and Teen | Tagged with health, programs, read, sports, SRC, Summer Reading Challenge and wellness

Sports, Health, and Wellness - who can't get behind these ideas? Our theme for 2016's Summer Reading Challenge On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! is energizing for all participants! No matter your age, reading improves your wellness (and getting great prizes can't hurt either). Continue reading to learn more.

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