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#OwnVoices: Ghost Boys

The present and past collide in this children's novel about race, fighting for justice, and how the two impact young people.

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The Art (and Science) of Fireworks

Do you love fireworks? We do too. It's fun and easy to create your own paper version of a fireworks display. 

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iRead: Black History is America's History

iRead features the best ebooks, eaudiobooks and print books for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Black history is America's history and it's a history that each American should know.    

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Create Your Own Macramé Hemp Bracelet

Keep the kids busy with this simple activity that requires a minimal amount of materials, does not create a huge a mess and can been done somewhat independently! 

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iRead: Holding Tight to Family

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Celebrate family with Lil Alan, the Gaither sisters and the Watsons by sharing their stories, their connection and their love.

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iRead: Coming-of-Age Stories for Tweens, Teens & Adults

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff. 

Delve into these stories of growing up and self-discovery set in a world filled with judgment and possibility.  

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Adventures with Kids: Knee Deep in the Garden

Flowers—even weeds—tell an important story about the climate and ecosystem of an area. These simple activities require very little preparation, but they pack a big learning punch.

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iRead: Let's Talk Race for Children & Families

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

When it comes to children, adults have the opportunity, through literature and stories, to help children form attitudes which support equity and inclusion, so we have not only an opportunity, but an obligation, to share books reflecting the black experience and written by black authors, with children.

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iRead: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

"May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States."--The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, apaics.org

 

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iRead: Funny Families

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Is your dad driving you crazy or your mom's making you mad?  Maybe your little brother's a bother and your big sister is such a pain? 

Take a breath, grab your Richland Library card, and spend some time with these funny families instead.  

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5 Films for Free: Birds, Bugs, and Botany

This weekly blog series, published each Friday evening, features five films from streaming services which you can access for free using your library card. The five selections this week are nature documentaries - just because we're stuck inside doesn't mean we can't still enjoy some of the wonders of our world!

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iRead: Fast Friends

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Whether it's true blue friends or even a new friend, friendships deeply impact our lives.  They teach us about the world and about ourselves.  Sometimes we're not ready to learn the lesson until that friend is gone.

Discover your own fast friends in this week's iRead picks featuring two middle grade novels and one teen title.  

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iRead: World at War

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

These new middle grade novels and graphic novel explore the world at war.  Revealing that even in our darkest hour, we can still find the light.  

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iRead: The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Check out a great audio collection recommended by the Johanssons (Isla and Emily) as one of their favorite family listens.  

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iRead: Searching for Home

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

In these stories, religious differences or war drive each of these young women away from the country they know and force them to find a new home.

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All Around Town: 7 Days of Family-friendly Activities

With a little help from our friends around town, here are some daily suggestions for family-friendly activities—both digital and non—from some of our favorite places that just might get you out of your current rut.

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Common Backyard Birds

Learn about our most common backyard birds and how to identify the uncommon ones

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iRead: The Raymie Nightingale Trilogy

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Check-out these books by one of our favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo, and recommended by one of our favorite librarians, Ms. Leslie.

 

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iRead: Guys Take the Lead

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

This time, our staff shares some powerful stories where guys take the lead.

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iRead: 2020-2021 SC Book Award Nominees

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

This week, check out some of the best titles from the 2020-2021 SC Book Award Nominee lists.

 

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Managing Children’s Emotions 

Eight things you can do today to help your entire family understand, process and cope with this new, temporary normal.

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Your Daily Dose of Children's Authors & Illustrators

From readings to art clubs to book-based activities, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite authors and illustrators who are going digital to help you and your family join in on the fun. 

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Infinity Py: NE Coding Club

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Open Mic Night (Dec 2019)

What better way to celebrate the holidays than at Open Mic Night?

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Open Mic Night (November 2019)

Guess which DJ to the celebrities we had out to celebrate National Hip Hop Month? 

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OFF BOOK: Markie Gaddis

Artist, maker and costume designer, Markie Gaddis goes off book to kick off her library residency.  

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Ask a Flower: Herbs

Come here for the answers to all your herb questions!

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Richland Library St. Andrews

Open Mic Night (July 2019)

We celebrated big with nearly 100 people attending Rasheen Richardson's last Open Mic at St. Andrews.

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Open Mic Night (Jun 2019)

Song and rhyme flowed at St. Andrews with over 15 performers taking the stage.