Author: Susan

07 Jun Firefly Award Winners Announced

Indiana Center for the Book Director Suzanne Walker has announced author Tom Fletcher and illustrator Greg Abbott as the 2019 Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award winners for their book "There’s a Monster in Your Book." The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the...

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17 Feb 40 Years and Counting

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="620"] The correspondents, host and executive producer of "Sunday Morning." Michele Crowe/CBS[/caption] CBS Sunday Morning is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Sunday Morning launched Jan. 28, 1979 with Charles Kuralt as anchor. Charles Osgood was named Kuralt's successor in 1994, and held...

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12 Feb Big Birds: Here, There, Everywhere!

As a child who grew up in the 70's and 80's, I can speak directly to the lack of large bird sightings. The Sandhill Cranes, Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles, and owls of all kinds that are seen regularly today were a rare sighting indeed. It's...

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12 Dec Snowy Day Read Alouds

When the weather is frightful, cozy up with some of these great reads to share. Searching the online catalog for winter, snow, snowman or snowmen will give you many treasures to choose. If you are looking for something specific, just ask and we can help...

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21 Nov Nervous Nellie

Have you ever gotten butterflies in your stomach when you go somewhere new and you might not know anyone else who is there? Children often face this when they start school each year. If you've got a child who is anxious in new situations, it...

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28 Sep A Good Neighbor

September 28th was National Good Neighbor Day. Montana resident Becky Mattson lobbied for decades to establish this national day of recognition.  In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are...

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11 Sep Grandparents, We Salute You!

This past Sunday was Grandparents Day. Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents' Day and on August 3, 1978 President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. Over the years I've seen countless grandmas and grandpas visit the library regularly...

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07 May Tough Questions

Kids ask a lot of questions. The older they get, the harder the questions and most often we don't know the answers. Kids pick up more than we might realize too. While it may seem that they are paying no attention to you at all,...

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22 Apr A Wrinkle in Time

If you watched the recent movie or read Madeleine L'Engle's classic book A Wrinkle in Time (or both), you'll want to check out some of these readalikes.  Superfans should also read Becoming Madeleine, a new biography of the author written by her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis...

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12 Feb Coretta Scott King Book Awards

This February,  I thought it would be relevant and inspiring to highlight the comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 instructional resources TeachingBooks.net offers for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Black History Month. Since its inception in 1970, the Coretta Scott King Book...

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11 Oct Celebrate Family History Month

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "Essentially, we are all immigrants to this country. Our ancestors came from different parts of the globe," Hatch said. "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as...

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01 Jul Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Everyone is curious about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (HPATCC), the new play whose script will be published this month. With such a strong fan base, it's going to be in high demand and library customers are going to want it as soon as it's released...

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25 Mar Online Catalog Update

In May of 2015, we changed to a new online catalog.  Those of you who regularly use the online catalog to place holds, look for new titles, or renew your items definitely noticed.  It took time for you to learn this new site and its...

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26 Feb Wow, What?

Wowbrary.  What is it?  Wowbrary is a great way to keep up with all of the new materials at the library.  There are three great ways to keep up with what's new at the library using Wowbrary.  One, you can just click the Wowbrary link...

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