Monthly Archives: February 2015

Library Links: Gender and Childrens Books

When I read this article, I was struck by how frustrating it is that we are so determined to “gender” books. I would never tell a young girl that she might not like a book, because it is a boy– … Continue reading

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Library Links: Why digital natives prefer reading in print.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. The most important one to him is “building a physical map in my mind of where things are.” Researchers say readers remember the location of information simply by … Continue reading

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Babies In Bloom: Phonological Awareness

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community! Today’s early literacy skill is Phonological Awareness. Housekeeping: … Continue reading

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Library Links: Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA

I learn more from good young adult fiction than I do from most adult novels. Great insight here from an author who touched me long ago. Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA “I’ve been an adult for … Continue reading

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Love Your Library Week at Anne Arundel County Public Libraries

Some of the kind words left for us at the library for Love Your Library Week.

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Book Buddies: Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A special club for elementary school students with discussions, games, crafts and a snack. Newcomers always welcome! My colleague, Mindy is the lead on this program with my assistance. She develops questions and we collaborate to create awesome games and crafts. … Continue reading

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STEM Programming: Lego Fun Outline! May 14, 2014

Lego Build Program: Pirate Adventure Come for brick-snapping fun! Design and build your own fantastic creations. Note:  We’ll supply the LEGO bricks: please do not bring your own. The bricks must remain at the library. (elementary school students) For this program, … Continue reading

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