The 2017-2018 edition of our Guide To Nursery Schools is now available! This guide contains information for 19 local nursery schools and has proven very helpful to our patrons in past years. There are two physical copies available through our Children’s And Parents’ Services Department; one is a ready reference copy for use in the library, and one is available in our Parenting Collection for checkout. In addition to those copies, we have added a digital version of this guide to our library’s website for your convenience. This digital version is in PDF format and there is the option for patrons to print out single information sheets or the entire guide if they so choose. To access the digital Guide To Nursery Schools, please click here. It is also available under the “Youth Services” tab on the main homepage. I hope that this guide helps our patrons with the very important decision of where to send their child for their preschool learning experience.
Starting a do-it-yourself home improvement project can seem daunting, especially when there are young children in the house! The best way to make these projects fun instead of nerve-wracking is to involve the whole family. The Library provides a great resource for any of your home improvement needs, filled with ideas, tips, and guidelines for a wide variety of projects, called Home Improvement Reference Center. This database can be found through our homepage by clicking here and clicking on Home Improvement Reference Center. There is a whole section of Home Improvement Reference Center that is dedicated to sprucing up children’s rooms!
Picture it: the snow is falling, the wind is blowing, and no one really wants to leave the house for any reason. It is always a great time to cuddle up with a good book, but that is especially true in these quiet winter moments when it seems more possible to spend some time reading. Turn off your phones, your televisions, and your computers, and enjoy reading aloud some wintery folktales from around the world with your family.
It has been said that it is never a good idea to meet your heroes because, inevitably, your expectations most likely will not be met. I can agree with that to some extent, but luckily, that was not the case with me when I met one of my childhood literary heroes, Ann M. Martin. Earlier this month, Martin’s world-famous children’s book series, “The Baby-Sitters Club,” celebrated its 30th publication anniversary. When she posted about this milestone on Facebook, it made me reminisce about the time when I had the chance to meet her in person.