Great Audio Ideas for Kids

Are you looking to take a break from the screen and listen to something interesting instead? The editors at Booklist have put together an amazing list of podcasts for kids of all ages, from toddlers to tweens. You can check out individual episodes or subscribe to get new content as soon as it is published. And best of all, podcasts are entirely free! Take a look at the list here and let us which ones you like best!

Virtual Maker Club!

Join us on our Youtube Channel for virtual Maker Club! If you miss our weekly program of arts and crafts and working with our hands, don't worry! Maker Club continues even with the library closed. We upload videos every Monday of something new. Each week we'll upload this page with links to all of the videos. If you try your hand at anything in the videos, or if you just make something you're really proud of, take a picture and upload it to our Maker Club Padlet!

73 Words in the 732 Short Story Competition

The library is looking for your short stories -- honestly, your shortest stories -- for the annual 73 Words in the 732 Short Story Competition. 

Your short story can be about anything; the only requirement is that it must be 73 words or fewer.  This competition is open to all ages so your entire family can submit entries.  A panel of library staff selects the best short stories, which are posted on the library's website for the whole community to enjoy.  

Earth Day Storytime with April: Green Gardens and Composting

In celebration of Earth Day, Librarian April is reading a non-fiction book about more environmental ways to create and tend your garden: Green Gardening and Composting by Molly Aloian. Learn about creative ways to start your garden, keep it free of bugs without using pesticides, and how compost is made. Watch this video below and read more books about green gardening from Hoopla.

Programming at Home with Padlet!

Are you as sad about not having interactive programming as we are? Good news! In addition to all of the programming we've had these last few weeks, we now have a padlet to help us interact more with YOU! Participate in Lego club or try your hand at something you saw on a Maker Club video on YouTube? Use the padlet to post images or write about what you've been doing at home! Keep checking back here as we add more programs and padlets! Links to all our open padlets are below: