If you’ve been to a storytime program, you’ve probably seen us pass out scarves, shakers, or other props. They certainly add a fun element, but their value goes well beyond that. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular props and their benefits.
The lore of the giants is rich and fascinating, but whether or not it’s all real is an ongoing question.
What happens when a comedian who loves the comforts of civilization joins a zoologist to seek out endangered species? He falls and breaks his arm getting off a boat. That’s not a joke, it’s the first episode of Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine. Over 20 years ago, Carwardine joined author […]
What could be better than the rich voice of Morgan Freeman paired with adorable penguins waddling through the sparkling Antarctic landscape? That’s right, nothing is better. (Unless, of course, you had the opportunity to meet Morgan Freeman and a penguin at the same time. That might be more awesomeness than anyone could handle, though.) March […]
What happens when teams of middle and high school students read a list of 10 books, drill each other, and remember as much as they can about the stories? They come together for a trivia competition where one team is crowned champion…
Warning: this post includes a few spoilers and a lot of definite opinions about M. Night Shyamalan’s movies.
Is reading graphic novels beneficial? Are they on par with “regular” books? The answer to both questions is yes!
You can borrow Mario Kart and other games from the library! Why not throw a few shells and see if you’ve got what it takes to roll, slide, or glide across the finish line first?
We all have our favorite holiday movies. Maybe you have to watch It’s a Wonderful Life every December. Perhaps you’re more of a Frosty fan. Me, I’m all about A Christmas Story.
The simple act of reading to your child, even an infant, helps to build their early literacy skills. Those skills will support them when they are old enough to start learning how to read on their own. But, wait! The goodness doesn’t stop there.