One of our favorite things here in the Children’s Room is something you might not expect from a bunch of literature lovers: wordless picture books! Wordless picture books are totally underrated, and they’re amazing for a multitude of reasons: They encourage the development of visual literacy They foster observational skills They foster storytelling in folks… Continue reading Books Without Words
Happy long-awaited summer vacation, everyone! With school winding down and free time ramping up, look no further than our museum pass program for some new ideas for summer fun. Whether you’re hosting family or friends, looking for something fun to do for yourself, or have a house full of energetic kiddos, we’ve got plenty of… Continue reading Staycation, All I Ever Wanted!
When did you last lay eyes on Mango Languages, the library’s online language learning resource? If it’s been a while, now is the time to give it a second (or first!) look. Mango has recently been updated to offer a streamlined learning experience, and it has a new logo to match. Gone is the playful… Continue reading A New Look for Mango Languages
I had the opportunity this past week to attend Book Expo America (BEA) in New York City! BEA is attended by publisher industry professionals, including publishers, editors, publicists, authors, illustrators, book sellers, and librarians. Over three days I learned about publishing trends, diversity in publishing, the future of library eBooks and of course … what… Continue reading Dispatches from the Land of Books
There’s really no denying that our world is in trouble. The earth will be fine, because she doesn’t much care about the survival of individual species – including humans – but the future of our children is in danger. According to a United Nations report issued Monday, one million plant and animal species are on… Continue reading Shared Resources for a Shared Planet
If you haven’t, you really should. She’s cute, helpful, and has a ton of free e-content, and looks a bit like the Wendy’s ™ logo. Don’t you think? Libby, Overdrive’s free app, is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. Libby is available for Android, iOS,… Continue reading Have you met Libby?
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, I’m sure you know that the library offers so much more than books (not that the books are anything to sneeze at, you understand). For many years, we have tried to open access to the online world by teaching basic classes in computer use, social media, email,… Continue reading Getting a Technological Edge