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Ofrenda inside the Main Library Idea Box

Celebrate Dia de Muertos with your library

Dia de Muertos is a joyful celebration of loved ones who have died. It is celebrated every November 1 and 2. Altars known as ofrendas are filled with photos, as ...
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Cartoon graphic of children of a group of children

Celebrating disability awareness: At-home activities & videos for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris October is the month especially set aside to celebrate and recognize various disabilities, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication Awareness Month, something dear to my heart ...
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Kids playing on books

Sharing books: At-home videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Welcome back to a new year of learning! I finished library school more than ten years ago, but I still consider September a fresh start ...
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Miss Shelley, Ruthie, and Miss Jenny at the zoo

We went to the zoo! At-home videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Throughout the month of June, all of our videos were filmed at Brookfield Zoo. We’ll be visiting a new place every month this summer, going ...
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Reading Colors Your World

Let reading color your world: Kids summer reading kicks off June 1

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Friends, can you believe summer is almost here? It feels like winter was just last month and also a full year ago! But the calendar ...
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Toddler clapping

Rhythm & rhyme & harmony: Videos & activities to help early learners practice self-regulation

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris This week, I shared a video on using breathing to regulate your body when you’re feeling stressed or getting too excited on a fun day ...
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Grumpy baby with book

Sharing books when you don’t feel like reading: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris What do you think of when you see a book? Are books something stressful? Boring? Magical? Exciting? Something in between? All of those reactions are ...
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Instruments and music notes

Beyond ‘Twinkle Twinkle’: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris This week, the Fred Rogers Center shared an article from Zero to Three about the power of music for infants and toddlers. It ties music ...
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