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You may have noticed the AWE computers in the Children’s Department. AWE stands for Alternative Work Environment, which in this case means an early learning environment. Kids don’t need a library card to use these computers; they can sit right … Continue reading
I knew I was in for something when I saw both Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen on the cover–two of the darkest-humored authors in children’s lit. I was half right; this is a dark book. (Ahem. Sorry.) It’s also a … Continue reading
Perhaps in anticipation of this year’s summer reading theme, my brain has decided to dig up an earworm. I have had “There’s a Hole in the Bucket” stuck in my head, out of nowhere. That song is so catchy it’s … Continue reading
On April 19, E. L. Konigsburg died at 83. She was the author of many quirky and esteemed children’s books, including the Newbery award-winning From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Its runner-up was her first book, … Continue reading
*Post title plays on Marcelo in the Real World, a Schneider Award winner. The best way to become aware of something, to get an idea of what it might be like, is to ask someone who’s living it. Books and … Continue reading
In keeping with Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to mention some really cool apps that might be useful or interesting to kids with autism.
On Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 4, the Children’s Department will be celebrating Arbor Day by learning about Pennsylvania’s various trees and how we can identify and care for them. The Lorax would approve, he with his precious Truffula … Continue reading
Tomodachi is a Japanese word meaning “friendship”. On Saturday, April 20 from 2-4:30, Friends of the Main Library’s Bridge to Japan and our friends from the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania will present kamishibai stories, origami, and other cultural activities for … Continue reading
April 1 isn’t just a day for telling jokes; it’s a day for reading them, too. On Reading Is Funny Day, check out some books that make you laugh.