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Babies vs. Babytime

Posted 5 months ago by Heidi Y.

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with babies, baby storytime, brain -- growth, child development, cognition in children, early childhood, early literacy, infants, reading readiness, ready to read, storytelling, toddlers and words

Babies are wonderful, beautiful and thoroughly amazing human beings. Baby storytime gives babies and their caregivers the chance of developing early literacy skills together at the library.

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The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, culture, emigration, experiences, families, identity, immigrants, immigration, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories and young adult books

A selection of books and resources exploring the immigrant and refugee experience in America.

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The Art of Storytelling: 5 Tips on Crafting Compelling Storylines

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, dialogue, NaNoWriMo, narration, National Novel Writing Month, storylines, storytelling, writing, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources to help you craft compelling storylines and draft dynamic dialogue.

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Building Great Learners Starts With Reading

Posted 6 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting and Education | Tagged with childcare, childcare resources, early childhood education, early literacy, Kindergarten, parenting, parenting resources, Preschool, ready to read, teacher resources, toledo public schools and tps

Since its inception in April 2014, the Ready to Read program has provided more than 4,000 parents and childcare providers with free kits and training, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children.

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Let's Talk About Facebook and Social Media Privacy

Posted 6 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Education and Nonfiction | Tagged with cambridge analytica, Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook, instagram, internet privacy, mark zuckerberg, michal kosinski, privacy, sean parker, social media, social media privacy, twitter and user data

With recent news heavily focused on Facebook and user data, we decided to weigh in on the subject by shedding a little light into the world of social media privacy.

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