If you’re a frequent visitor of the Children’s Room, you might have noticed a few changes recently! We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing back Launchpads! These are small, portable touchscreen tablets pre-loaded with early learning games similar to those on the AWE computer we had. With educational games and puzzles featuring everything from farm… Continue reading New Children’s Room Technology
The role of libraries has evolved significantly over the years, and at the WFPL, we’re very proud to continue the march forward. We will always have collections of books on almost any topic imaginable, so we will always endeavor to fire your imagination and satisfy your need for information. But as important as our… Continue reading What’s in a Library of Things?
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