For Families

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

Win the Math Fact War!

Practice math facts with your child the fun way – play Math Fact War! All you need is a set of math fact flash cards. The rules are simple: Select a deck of math fact cards that your child is … Continue reading

Cooking Together: Crunchy Pea Salad

Cooking together is good for your kids in many ways. It is a time to talk together, math skills come into play and by choosing quick, healthy recipes you are fostering a lifetime of good nutrition. And cooking helps build … Continue reading

Grow a Reader

Words are everywhere. Think of every word as a chance to help your child become a better reader. Look for words on signs, maps, billboards, food packages, money and birthday cards. Point out words to your child wherever you see … Continue reading

Cooking Together: Apple Dipping Sticks

Cooking together is good for your kids in many ways. It is a time to talk together, math skills come into play and by choosing quick, healthy recipes you are fostering a lifetime of good nutrition. And cooking helps build … Continue reading

Seeds of Change by Jen Cullerton Johnson

As a young girl in Kenya, Wangari Maathai was taught to respect nature. She grew up loving the land, plants and animals that surrounded her — from the giant mugumo trees to the tiny tadpoles that swam in the river. … Continue reading

Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

The team behind Kid Scoop News loves to read! This month, Operations Director, Vivien Whittington shared with me one of her favorite books to read to her granddaughter. Skippyjon Jones is a great read-aloud book, full of witty rhymes and … Continue reading