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Jun
12

7 Adorable Books for Father’s Day

For Father's Day, check out one of these adorable picture books for your little one to share with Dad. Perfect for some one-on-one time with Daddy. Daddy Cuddle by Kate Mayes. Young Bunny rises early, eager to start the day, but will Daddy ever wake up? The brief text lets the watercolor illustrations carry the [...]
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Jun
08

Podcast: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. During this episode, Andrea and I talk to Cara from our Amelia Branch Library about our early  literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Cara also shares a curated list of some of her favorite children’s books! She mentions TeachingBooks.Net as a way to discover how authors’ names […]

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May
31

7 Tips to get the most out of summer reading

  Are  you ready for summer reading? All ages are invited to read and win prizes! Sign up here.   We have tips for you to maximize the summer reading experience with your kids. 1. Model reading to your kids. Kids, who see the adults in their lives reading regularly, are more likely to also […]

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May
25

5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Old Maps + Sanborn Fire Maps

Many of us (myself included) have almost never used maps to expand our search for our ancestor’s history. The June 2nd Genealogical Society program at the Batavia Branch Library entitled “5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Old Maps + Sanborn Maps” will help anyone learn more about what maps can do for family […]

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May
11

Victorian Parlor Games

The Victorian era has a reputation for being rigid. If you take a moment to consider what they wore during that time—layers of clothes and hats and corsets—you can understand some of the rigidity. However, it wasn’t all etiquette and seriousness. People in that time period still wanted to be entertained and enjoy themselves just […]

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Apr
20

Booklovers Podcast: Laugh with Us!

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. In honor of National Humor Month, Andrea and I are talking about books that make us laugh. Please rate and review our podcast. It helps other listeners discover the Booklovers Podcast. Subscribe so you never miss an episode! Like a great book, our podcast can be shared. […]

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Apr
13

Booklovers Podcast: Ready to Read Literacy Kits

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. This week, Andrea and I welcome Cara, a youth librarian from our Amelia Branch Library to the podcast. Cara talks about a great early literacy resource, our Ready to Read Literacy Kits or as she describes them – storytime in a bag! Ready to Read Literacy Kits […]

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Apr
03

Booklovers Podcast: Celebrate Poetry

During this episode, Andrea and I are joined by Miami Township Branch Library staffers, Andy and Laurie. So Andy and Andi, plus Laura and Laurie were  recording together. Since April is National Poetry Month, that’s what this episode is all about. Laurie read two poems: My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke One Art by Elizabeth […]

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