An Abundance of Zucchini: Learn How to Love Surplus Squash with Your Library Card!

A couple months ago when the weather was starting to warm up and the days were getting longer, you may have planted seeds in the soil with a wish that something green would grow. You’ve watered, you’ve shooed grasshoppers, maybe you’ve even sung to your plants. Those first few tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchinis were exciting…it …

Be Puzzled: Book Recommendations for All Ages

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved working on puzzles. It didn’t really matter what kind of puzzles it was… word searches, jigsaws, logic puzzles, and of course, rebus puzzles (perhaps better known as picture puzzles although they often include a combination of pictures and individual letters). I always loved reading as a kid, too, so it’s no surprise now that some …

1-2-3 Brain Break: Mosaic Sidewalk Art

Brain Breaks are short activities, often only 1-3 minutes long (today’s is a bit longer but well worth the time!), that help kids get ready to learn or refocus on the task at hand. They often involve physical activity and movement though relaxing activities can also boost mental brain power.  So, in addition to encouraging your kids to participate …

1-2-3 Brain Break: Good Ol’ Simon Says

Brain Breaks are short activities, often only 1-3 minutes long, that help kids get ready to learn or refocus on the task at hand. They often involve physical activity and movement though relaxing activities can also boost mental brain power. So, in addition to encouraging your kids to participate in these fun breaks, join the …

1-2-3 Brain Break: Make ‘em Laugh

Brain Breaks are short activities, often only 1-3 minutes long, that help kids get ready to learn or refocus on the task at hand. They often involve physical activity and movement though relaxing activities can also boost mental brain power.  So in addition to encouraging your kids to participate in these fun breaks, join the kiddos and …