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Hoopla is an awesome digital resource that is FREE with your library card! Hoopla offers immediate access to not only e-books and e-audiobooks, but also movies, music, and a great selection of graphic novels. You can access this service online at www.hoopladigital.com or by downloading the Hoopla app on your Apple or Android devices.
Parents, as you are making plans for the long summer days ahead, don't forget to include time for family reading. Enjoying books together is a great way for babies and young children to learn important language and literacy skills. Older kids who read on their own benefit from summer reading by retaining what they learned during the school year, avoiding the "summer slide". Best of all, daily reading is a fun and healthy habit for the entire famiy.
With summer just around the corner, I am dreaming of the grass turning green, leaves popping on the trees, plants pushing through the earth, warmer weather, and birds returning to my feeders. Like many, I look forward to the songs the birds bring to the morning sunrise as they call to each other through the trees.
National Poetry Month has arrived yet again! You probably wouldn’t be surprised to know that Mead has a large selection of books of poetry, and the Monarch system as a whole has even more. But did you know that we also have a poetry discussion group that meets at the library?
Code-switching, commonly known as spanglish when referring to the switching between Spanish and English language, is becoming an increasingly popular practice in writing children’s literature. Code-switching happens when one moves fluidly between two languages within written or spoken dialogue.
Spring has arrived. Easter has passed, but the forecast is predicting a hundred percent certainty of snow in Sheboygan, WI. For those of us who have been counting down the days until warm weather arrives since January 2, this is an interminable season of blues and blahs. With outdoor activities lacking appeal, it is a perfect time for making.
Did you know that making makes you happy?