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Today was so much fun with 3rd and 4th grade classes from Longfellow taking a fieldtrip to the library for UnMaker Morning! The kids had a great time and learned what's inside some common electronics. Even the teachers had a great time! 

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With school being on a make up snow day. . . our family movie is cancelled. Have a great day at school everyone!

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Today we will be having a Dinoriffic storytime! We will read some fun dinosaur stories, dinosaur felt board activity, dino everything!

Early Literacy Tip of the Week: Have your little one do mental aerobics! Fine motor skill activities are stimulating for the brain. Have your baby play with knob puzzles, point at objects, do finger plays, make a game out of hand washing, pick up small snacks like cheerios, etc. 

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The March Guess the Book is up in the library! Stop by and get your answers in. Congratulations to our February winner, Emily! Winner is choose at the first of every month.

Guess the answer from the image or solve online!

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Did you enjoy the last Library Book Club book, The Nest? If so, you should read one of these titles next! The Library Book Club next book will be Mischling by Affinity Konar. Join us Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm!

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We are all excited for our Dr. Seuss Bash this Wednesday. . . So, today we're reading Dr. Seuss books! Dr. Seuss was a master rhymer! Rhyming is great for young children to develop literacy skills. "Rhyming teaches children how language works.  It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words." (Why Rhyming is important, 2016)

Early Literacy Tip of the Week: Rhyme with your kids!

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Where the Crawdads Sing has been on all the top sellers lists almost all winter. If you have not read this incredible book by Delia Owens yet, it is a must read this winter! This is a great book for adults and young adults. The story is set on the Carolina coast in the 50's and 60's. If you love a story with a quirky main character, a murder investigation, with a splash of romance . . . you'll thoroughly enjoy this read.

If you already enjoyed curling up with this book during one of our snowstorms this winter, then you'll love one of these titles for your next read. 

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How can storytime get any better? Add a guest reader and cheese, that's how! Today we had a guest, Alex, from the Farm to School Program. Alex brought us all cheese to try from local cows and read a story about cows! 

Alex will be back this summer with more snacks and activities during the Summer Library Program!

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There is a fun opportunity coming up for young authors! Manawa Elementary School will be hosting a workshop for young authors where they get to meet other authors, get their books signed and ask questions.

After kids get the stories from their creative minds into words. . . there is a whole new process of publishing. At this workshop they will learn about the process from seasoned writers. 

There are amazing books out there written by children and young adults! I just discovered that the title I am just finishing today and LOVE is written by a teenager. Christopher Paolini's Eragon series is an amazing read. I am on the second book and I am hooked, which says a lot because it is not a genre I typically read! Check out these other titles written by children and young adults!

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We're ready for storytime today! We have some fun Valentine's Day stories with favorite characters and puppets!

Early Literacy Tip of the Week: Add sensory activities into your kiddos play time! Letters drawn in whipped cream or finger paint are a great way to promote learning with all senses while forming letters.

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