All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.
Who are the superheroes in your life?
I was looking for an inspiring, funny book to get into the spirit of the 2015 Summer Reading Program theme, "Every Hero Has a Story," when suddenly, my colleague and friend Ronda handed me the book, Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner. I am the kind of person who never refuses to read a story with a dog as a protagonist, and Superdog is no exception. I went through it at lightning speed. In fact, I read the whole book while I was at the service desk, chuckling and laughing out loud all along.
Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day are flag-waving celebrations when we all think about those who serve are country. For some kids, though, this awareness is part of their lives every day. They have a family member deployed. On Sesame Workshop’s website, it details their initiative to support families with members in the military.
Every household in the US. produces waste. However, what we think originally as "waste" might still have great value. We can help improve the world's environment by recycling or reusing household discarded items. At the recycling center, there are huge bins available for every type of material: cardboard paper, plastic, aluminum cans, glass, newspaper, and magazines. The collected piles will go through a recycling process that gives them a new life, and the new materials can be used again.
Poetry does not need to be lofty. It does not need to be revolutionary. It does not need to rhyme or follow a particular form. It can do all of these things, but it doesn’t have to. When we celebrate National Poetry Month every April, sometimes we forget that it is for all ages. That’s right; even tiny babies can enjoy poems.