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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Award season is right around the corner, and we’re not talking about the Oscars and the Golden Globes. We’re talking about the ALA Youth Media Awards! Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding material for children and teens. Two of the most sought-after...
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Monday, December 5, 2016
Today marks the 115th birthday of Walt Disney, who began entertaining generations through animation in the early 1920s. He created one of the most enduring characters in all of popular culture, Mickey Mouse, in 1928. And after his animated short Flowers and Trees was awarded the first Oscar ever...
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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Got the travel bug? Explore our fascinating world with some exciting travel books that will take you on new adventures. Whether you’re visiting a new city, region, or country, traveling has an uncanny ability to take you out of your comfort zone – in the best way possible! Learning about other...
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Did you know you can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone to stream animated, talking picture books at the click of a button? TumbleBooks teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love, and they’re available on the BCLS website. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Did you know November is Native American Heritage Month? Originally designated as American Indian Day in 1915 by Native American activists, the holiday that honored indigenous people’s contributions to the growth of the United States was celebrated by the Boy Scouts of America. The designation was...
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Saturday, November 5, 2016
In 1605, Catholic supporters conspired to blow up King James and England’s Parliament. The King discovered the Gunpowder Plot, then arrested Guy Fawkes with 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords. Today Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks. The “...
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Friday, October 28, 2016
Every great author knows the first line of a book is the first opportunity to hook the reader, to draw you into a story and keep you turning pages. That first sentence is the first chance to capture your attention and keep you reading until 4 a.m. using the flashlight on your smartphone. In honor...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Halloween is right around the corner! Did you pick your pumpkin yet? Carving pumpkins is lots of fun, but sadly they don’t last forever. Would you rather have a jack-o-lantern you can use year after year? Want to make your own glow-in-the dark pumpkin at home? We have an idea – with a twist -...
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Millions of people around the world have discovered a new language with the Rosetta Stone solution, an easy-to-use resource widely recognized as the industry leader in providing effective language programs. Why not start your own interactive language learning journey today? With more than 30...
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  For centuries, the jack-o’-lantern has been a staple of Halloween tradition. So how and why did the carving of pumpkins become associated with this spooky holiday? According to Irish folklore, a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack” fooled the devil a few times, making the devil promise not to bother...

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