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Way too young. Depths of despair indeed. Forever YA sums it up pretty well:  You Will Always Be Our Gilbert Blythe Advertisements

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Tweet Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso Two of my favorite types of programs to offer at the library are science and art programs. Many times … Continue reading

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Celebrate World Book Day by reading a book from another country! Check out this infographic of most translated books. The World’s Most Translated Books

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Cool Maps of Bookish Places love maps … the one of Hogwarts is especially nice. Cool Maps of Fictional Literary Places

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“The flip side of fear is understanding. And we gain understanding through travel. As you travel, you realize that we’re just 300 million Americans in a much wider pool of 7 billion people. It’s good… Understanding over Fear – Rick … Continue reading

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Using Apps to Explore the Natural World | ALSC Blog

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“quality interactions involving words — the use of shared symbols (“Look, a dog!”); rituals (“Want a bottle after your bath?”); and “conversational fluency (“Yes, that is a bus!”) — were a far better predictor of language skills at age 3 … Continue reading

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3 Key library assets: People, place & platform: “The platform is the most valuable asset, Garmer said, describing it as a set of resources and tools the library offers to the community that can be programmed in any way users … Continue reading

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Reading reduces stress, helps keep the mind active as you age, and helps people sleep better. Cool research on different types of reading. I think there is a place for both – print and ereaders- and yes, they are different. … Continue reading

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I’m not a teacher, a day-care provider, a doctor, or an educational administrator. I have neither statistics nor formulas to deliver. I’m a parent. I’m a writer and illustrator. And I’m a reader. I have instinct and intuition — that’s … Continue reading

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