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Project Summer Stride: Week Two

Week two of Project Summer Stride continued to build on the successes of week one. The children arrived at the library and enjoyed a short storytime. They sang "Super Duper 1,2,3", a song that invites each child to say their name, broken into syllables, as they clap and stomp.

Five Good Lessons From Bad Examples

Whether painting on walls, terrorizing younger siblings, or refusing to wear proper footwear, the kids in these books are certainly misbehaving! What better way to discuss polite behavior with your child than by reading the hilarious exploits of some naughty kids?

Read All About It!: Book in the News III

Here is a list of interesting fiction and nonfiction books that have been mentioned on various news and/or talk shows in the last month. Choices range from Margaret Thatcher : The Authorized Biography : From Grantham To The Falklands to How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin.

5 Books to Help Parents Share the Great Outdoors with their Kids

Tonight, June 22, 2013, is the Great American Backyard Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. The purpose of this night is to bring attention to the importance of spending daily, unstructured time outdoors and the positive effects this time has on kids’ health.

Raise A Reader With Good Books

A children’s librarian’s favorite words? “I want some good books!” There are few things that make us smile like helping a child find just the right book. And with almost 1 million books in our collection, Richland Library has a lot of good books!