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Freedom to Read Rally

In 1953, the American Library Association (ALA) came together with literary leaders around the United States to condemn attacks on free expression by creating the Freedom to Read Statement. The statement begins with: “The freedom to read is essential to…

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5 Reasons Why Adults Should Read Kid Books

5 Reasons Why Adults Should Read Kid Books Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, reading is an essential skill to have in your life. We all have a book from our childhood that gives us fond memories and…

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Black History Month StoryWalk

The Library presents a special Black History Month StoryWalk during the month of February on Madison Street. The featured title is The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson. The StoryWalk starts at Madison Park Kitchen, goes up Madison, towards Harlem,…

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Dog Days of Summer

Celebrate our animal friends this week with dog and pet-themed activities. We will be collecting supplies for the Animal Care League during the month of July. Animal Care League Donation Drive Drop off pet items from the list to be…

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Youth Services Kits

Check Out a Kit! The Library has a variety of kits ready for kids to check out. Kits include: American Girl Dolls (2) Baking Kit Building Kit Dinosaur Kit Building Kit Fairy Tale Kit Farm Kit Learn Spanish Kit Nature…

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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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