Learn how silly science can be at the library!

Learn how silly science can be at the library!

On the fourth Wednesday of every month, Walker Memorial Library runs a Silly Science program for kids! Starting at 3:30pm, kids will learn different STEM concepts in weird and silly ways. Be prepared to occasionally get messy. Past Silly Science activities have included the Human Body, Hydraulics, Elephant Toothpaste, Archaeological Digs, Stream Landscapes, and Microscopes and we’ve got even more

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Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: “Scientists in Action!” Series (This series has lots of different call numbers because it covers a lot of different science-based jobs! Ask a librarian for help finding them) This series goes into depth about a whole bunch of different careers for kids who love science. The careers covered are Marine Biologists, Archaeologists, Astronauts, Climatologists, Crime Scene Techs, Big-Animal

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2019 Youth Media Award

2019 Youth Media Award

The 2019 Youth Media Award winners were announced (http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2019/01/american-library-association-announces-2019-youth-media-award-winners). The award-winning books in our collection have an award and honor stickers on them to make it easier to spot. If you need help finding anything, please ask any librarian. Here is a list of the award-winning books that you can borrow. “Merci Suárez Changes Gears” (JUV FIC Medina) by Meg

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Ms. Kate Reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate Reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: “Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field” by Ginger Wadsworth (Call number: JUV 636.7 Wadsworth) If you love a good story about “unadoptable” shelter dogs and finding the perfect home for them, you’ll love this book. Yes, it is about poop (bear poop, tiger poop, fisher poop, porcupine poop). But it’s mostly about the awesome dogs that help

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Easy Ways to Support Early Literacy

Easy Ways to Support Early Literacy

Early Literacy can sound a bit scary. “Do I have to start reading War & Peace to my baby? If they don’t have a favorite author by the time they’re three years old, have I failed as a caregiver?” The answers are no and no. Supporting early literacy is actually very easy.  Early Literacy just means getting a child ready

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Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: “Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland” by Sally M. Walker (Call number: JUV 614 Walker) I would suggest this book because it’s packed with interesting information about an archaeological dig site in James Fort in Jamestown, Virginia, examining bones and artifacts from the 1600s and 1700s. There is a lot of text, so this

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New Kits Available for Checkout

New Kits Available for Checkout

Now available in youth services, we have kits you can check out and take home! The kits feature toys or learning tools, alongside matching themed books. They can be checked out for 3 weeks, the same as books. Come try one out! Here are just some of what you can choose from: This is our alphabet kit.  It features 3

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Today’s Staff Picks

Today’s Staff Picks

BECKY’S PICK A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal Don’t be turned off by the title—this is not a typical vampire novel. It reads like a secret dossier, or an FBI case file, of events leading up to the discovery of a new virus, and how the virus turns into an epidemic that threatens to transform culture,

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Home After Dark

Home After Dark

In David Small’s new graphic novel Home After Dark, he soberly explores a 13-year old’s struggle with belonging. Just as he did with the critically acclaimed Stiches: A Memoir, David Small has crafted a somber and compelling coming-of-age story that will resonate with people of all ages. Home After Dark centers around the experiences of 13-year old Russell Pruitt. After his parents divorced,

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Wordless Picture Books

Wordless Picture Books

Reading picture books to children is essential for literacy development in so many ways, but what about books without words? Wordless picture books help children learn to attend to visual images, look for details and visual clues, develop independent reading skills, practice storytelling, and use their imagination. These picture books with few or no words are available at Walker Memorial

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