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Let’s Celebrate Our Local Black Kidlit Authors

Happy Black History Month! While you should, of course, be reading Black authors year-round, Black History Month is the perfect time to support and learn about new-to-you Black writers. The Youth Services staff has compiled a list of the amazing…

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5 Ways to Build a Better Reader

According to the IRIS Center, a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, approximately 40% of students across the nation cannot read at a basic level. If you have a reluctant or struggling reader at home, here…

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Practicing Gratitude: Book Recs and a Kit for Kids

Ten to fifteen minutes a day is all the time you and your child need to start a habit that: Makes you feel happierNurtures and encourages positive emotionsImproves mental and physical health, as well as sleep qualityBoosts self-esteemFosters a sense…

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Great Books to Teach Kids Empathy

Few things make us happier than helping kids fall in love with reading—whether it’s watching a toddler learn to sound out words on their own or a kid finding the book that makes them feel seen, we love it all.…

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Celebrate Latine and Hispanic Heritage Month with Youth Services

Happy Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month! According to the National Hispanic Heritage Month website, “Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from…

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Volunteer Opportunities in the Youth Services Department

The Youth Services department has volunteer opportunities for kids ages 10 and up. They can be long-term volunteers who come in regularly to fulfill school service hours, temporary volunteers who want to help with the occasional library program, or anything…

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Books and a Program about Positive Body Image for Youths

Hello, FPPL patrons! The last blog post from the Youth Services department was a booklist dedicated to helping kids acclimate to the new school year, whether that was through relearning social skills, providing emotional support, or even teaching how to…

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