For Families

Amelia Bedelia By Peggy Parish

When I was teaching third grade, any book about Amelia Bedelia was a class favorite. There are 41 books in the series and most can be found at the library. Check out a bunch and read aloud. I guarantee you … Continue reading

Big News for Better Learning

Newspapers in the home boost academic achievement! Looking for ways to help your child succeed in school? A subscription to your local newspaper is one great way to give your students an academic edge. Research shows that students who attend … Continue reading

Back to School Night is a Big Deal!

Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their school experience. Attending back-to-school night at the start of the school year is a great way to get to know your child’s teacher and to understand your child’s day-to-day … Continue reading

Growing a Reader

Like learning how to play a guitar or swing a bat, learning how to read takes practice. The more a child reads, the better he/she gets. It’s that simple. Along the way, young readers need coaches, like you the parent! … Continue reading

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles By Julie Andrews Edwards

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles was written by Julie Andrews, the beloved star of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. This book captured my nine-year old’s attention and imagination and it was the first chapter book he … Continue reading

Rethink Your Drink

Health Advocates Urge Families to Choose Healthy Drinks With the warmer weather right around the corner, it’s easy to imagine turning to a cold can of soda to beat the heat. But local health advocates are encouraging residents to kick … Continue reading

Sign Up for Your Library Summer Reading Program

It’s fun! It’s simple! And it’s free! Start your summer out with a trip to the library and get signed up for the summer reading program! Your child will get rewarded for reading, and have access to the wonders of … Continue reading

The Boxcar Children By Gertrude Chandler Warner

Summer is a time to get caught up in a good tale. This was one of my childhood favorites, one both my children and my students loved. Gertrude Chandler Warner’s The Boxcar Children books were first published in the 1940s, … Continue reading

Celebrate the First Day of Summer!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 will be the longest day of the year, and the first day of summer. Continue reading

Little House in the Big Woods By Laura Ingalls Wilder

When I taught third grade, I did an entire unit of study integrating language arts, social studies and even science and math with the Little House in the Big Woods book, the first in the nine-book series. Even though the … Continue reading