Book Recommendations: Mythical Reads

“Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.” – Jorge Luis Borges Last month’s Book Scouts featured stories that are rooted in mythology, folklore, fables, and legends. The books listed here are targeted toward middle grade children, but can be enjoyed by readers and listeners of all ages. If you love … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Mythical Reads

Weekly Nibble: July 31, 2020

Image is an Animal Crossing villager diving into the ocean from a cliff. Caption reads: "Should I go to work tomorrow or should I fling myself into the ocean" Luckily, this week I haven't had to choose. (Animal Crossing for days! I have really worked on improving my island and breeding flowers.) Hallelujah for vacation … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 31, 2020

Fairy Tale STEAM: A Digital Program Series That Encourages Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Age Range: 5-12 yearsTime: One hour for three challenges with in-person groups; One hour per challenge at homeProgram Type: Registration; Series; Online When COVID-19 shattered our plans of in-person summer reading programming, we scrambled to retrofit many of our pre-planned programs to be viable online options. This saved us a lot of valuable time several … Continue reading Fairy Tale STEAM: A Digital Program Series That Encourages Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Book Recommendations: Magical Reads

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling We’ve all wished for and needed a little magic these past few months. My first Book Scouts of the summer, inspired by our “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program, is a tribute to all things magical. The books … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Magical Reads