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Blog Category: Children and Parenting
Posted 07/21/21 by Cristin B
Do you have the back to school blues? Take a look at these resources for teachers, students and parents to get you motivated and excited for the 2021-2022 school year!Continue Reading: Back to School Resources for Pre-K-Grade 3
Posted 07/07/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an ex-pat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
Posted 06/23/21 by Lauren B
Go adventuring outside and read along with one of these vocabulary-rich picture books.Continue Reading: StoryWalks® at the Library
Posted 06/16/21 by Rachel S
Pride is for the whole family!Continue Reading: Celebrate Pride!
Posted 06/09/21 by Joyce S.
Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.Continue Reading: YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses
Posted 06/02/21 by Ready to Read
Parents and caregivers, save the chores for later, you have important work to do by playing! This month, Ready to Read's blog is all about play and how doing just that will help your child build essential early literacy skills for future reading success!Continue Reading: Ready to Read Early Literacy Tip 5- Playing
Posted 05/28/21 by Joyce S.
Are you a manga or anime enthusiast? We are, too! We are constantly looking for new (and awesome) titles to add to our collection. We are happy to share some of our favorites with you, including some light novels! For more suggestions, please feel free to contact your teen librarian at the Library!Continue Reading: To All the Otaku, with Love (May 2021)
Posted 05/26/21 by Talena R
Unfortunately, this blog is not about Italian Chianti or Chardonnay. It is about Mother's Day.Continue Reading: Red or White?
Posted 05/26/21 by April S
Verse novels are great for readers who enjoy the feel of poetry, diverse narratives and compelling storylines.Continue Reading: Verse Novels for Children and Teens
Posted 05/26/21 by Monique B
What is light? How does a shadow form? Children have many questions about the nature of light, these library resources can help to guide them to a logical understanding.Continue Reading: Light and Shadow Leap Into Science resources for Early Elementary (1-3); Upper Elementary (4-5)
Posted 05/25/21 by John C
Personal responsibility and self-discipline are the hallmarks of a successful life. The following children’s books highlight strategies and techniques that anyone can adopt to improve their life and attain their full potential.Continue Reading: Children's Books about Personal Responsibility and Self-Discipline
Posted 05/20/21 by Ann H
Explore the busy bugs that buzz all around us.Continue Reading: Bugs resources for Preschool-Grade 3
Posted 05/19/21 by Morgan R
Many of the libraries have community gardens for you to pick from. After you read these books, check out the community gardens at the Birmingham, Lagrange, Locke, Maumee, Mott, and Toledo Heights branches.Continue Reading: Gardening resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 05/18/21 by Juliette H
Here’s a list of some of our favorite board books and picture books that help make reading even more interactive… and even more fun!Continue Reading: Lift-the-Flap Books to Share with Your Little Ones
Posted 05/11/21 by Clare T
Container gardening is a simple way to enjoy nature’s bounty without the struggle and trouble of digging up a yard.Continue Reading: Container Gardening for Small Spaces
Posted 05/05/21 by Joyce S.
People of all ages experience body negativity and insecurity. We are constantly under the scrutiny of needing to be thin or fit. Let’s continue to advocate for the body-positive image. Let’s start with these reads, all of which promote body positivity!Continue Reading: YA Books that Encourage Body Positivity
Posted 05/05/21 by Veronica C
With Mother’s Day coming up, here are some books about moms.Continue Reading: Mother's Day
Posted 05/03/21 by Cristin B
Summer learning resources and activities to help prevent the summer slide.Continue Reading: Summer Learning Activities and Resources for Grades 1-3
Posted 05/01/21 by Joyce S.
To continue honoring Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Month (and beyond, we’ve compiled a short list of novels for our young adult and older audience by Asian and Asian American voices, available to you at your local library! Simply click the available links below to place a hold! Thank you for your continued support.Continue Reading: More YA Novels to Celebrate AAPI Month (May 2021)
Posted 04/29/21 by Alyssa S
Interactive picture books that are sure to get kids moving and engaged.Continue Reading: Interactive Picture Books for Preschool/ Kindergarten
Posted 04/29/21 by Juliette H
If I were to choose one word to describe any of these beautifully illustrated books… I wouldn’t! If you’re new to the world of wordless picture books, borrow one of these titles for yourself and see what I mean.Continue Reading: Wordless Picture Books
Posted 04/28/21 by Jozlyn H
A list of just a few favorite LGBTQIA+ teen fiction books.Continue Reading: LGBTQIA+ Books for Teens
Posted 04/28/21 by Morgan R
Have you ever heard that April showers bring May flowers? Rain is important to help everything grow.Continue Reading: eBooks About Rain for Little Learners (Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3)
Posted 04/27/21 by Joyce S.
Is your preschool or kindergarten-aged child looking for something new to read? Check out this curated list of best books for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners for your little one to enjoy!Continue Reading: Best Books for Preschool and Kindergarten
Posted 04/27/21 by Joyce S.
Check out what your children's and teen librarians have been reading!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Spring 2021