Author: Jan Owens

Summer Reading Club is 1.) very fun, 2.) a good way to prevent summer slide, and 3.) almost here! Staff starts planning for the next summer right after the big completion party of the year before. Shifting gears from theme to theme; from Library Rocks to...

Here's a recommended book and activity to do with older toddlers and preschoolers! Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins is a beautifully illustrated story. In it, bird gathers sticks and twigs to make a nest, weaving them into place, then finding grass and feathers to...

Are you starting to get a little bored with this Spring Break? There are plenty of fun things to do at the library! Here are some ideas, using current and vintage photos. Before you go, see if there's an interesting library program going on when you'll...

It's time for a refresh of the neighborhoods in the Children's Room! A 'neighborhood' is a handy collection of books that are in high demand and otherwise would be cataloged by author and format all around the room. There are various  Concept, Popular Character and...

Tot Tuesday is every Tuesday at 10:00, designed especially for 2 and 3-year-olds with an emphasis on fun as well as early literacy experiences. Three times a month it's an active storytime; the other Tuesday(s) it's a simple process craft. What's a toddler storytime like? Last...

Sensory Station is a new monthly program series. It's designed to be welcoming to all children including children who especially benefit from sensory play. There are stories, songs, fingerplays, and dancing, combined with one or more multi-sensory play station for the children to explore. Children...

Have you seen the Jane Cabrera version of the classic children's song The Wheels on the Bus? It is a fun version with monkeys, crocodiles, and hyenas! They are all going to the same place, but where is the giraffe driver taking them? You will find...

  Our newest Kids Community Art project is up. We're excited and hopeful about the movie Mary Poppins Returns, so we had  several movie tie-ins. Kids who dropped by the Children's Room could make a kite, and either leave it for us to display...

Our newish 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is going great, and kids are starting to come in for their color stickers and prizes. Here's one of our friends who just added the 300 books sticker. Over time, these animals from the book Brown Bear, Brown...