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Earth Day

The 49th anniversary of Earth Day is Monday April 22. You can celebrate Earth Day with your child many different ways.  You can take a walk in the park, donate unwanted items to a local charity, go to a farmers market, or go for a bike ride It is always a good opportunity to teach your child to appreciate nature and be conscious of the waste he/she produces.

Earth Day


BaseballOpening Day is March 28 and our Cleveland Indians home opener is April 1st.  Everyone is excited to see the Indians play.  Cleveland is also hosting the All-Star Game this year. It is gearing up to be a great year for baseball in Cleveland.

A Ball for Daisy

If you have a dog in the house, it is likely your child's best friend.  There are many benefits to having a dog in the household. It doesn't take long before they are a beloved part of the family. A Ball for Daisy, a wordless picture book by Chirs Raschka, is a Caldecott Medal Winner.  



Remember the Unicorn Frappuccino?  Unicorn themed items are everywhere.  Kids and adults are having unicorn parties and restaurants have unicorn themed food.  The colors associated with unicorns are very appealing.  Children continue to come  to the library looking for unicorn movies and books.  A touching book to share with your child is Not Quite Narwhal written and illustrated by Jessie Sima.  


Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is not just for celebrating with significant others.  Make sure to celebrate with friends and family.  Let those closest to you know how much they are appreciated.



Gnomes are popular little fairytale creatures.  We see them everywhere from movies and books to the garden.  Go Big or Go Gnome written by Kirsten Mayer and Illustrated by Laura K. Horton tells the story of Albert (everyone calls him Al) the gnome.


Winter has finally arrived and we have had our share of snow this last week.  Whether the kids like to play in the snow or stay inside, Snowflake Bentley written by Jaqueline Briggs Martin and Illustrated by Mary Azarian is a book you will want to share with them.  


A Fox in Winter

FOXWinter Dance written by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Richard Jones tells the story of a little red fox trying to figure out how to prepare for winter.  All of his forest friends give him advice, but none of the suggestions are right for him.  He finally meets a familiar face and knows exactly what to do.

Little Penguin

PenguinLittle Penguin Stays Awake is a charming book written and illustrated by Tadgh Bentley.  The illustrations are captivating and vibrant.  The story line is perfrect for a bedtime story and will keep your child's attention.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In less than two weeks, we will be sitting around the dinner table and the holiday season will begin.  Before the holidays get in full swing take a moment to share a good book and a craft with your child.  Bear Says Thanks is a delightful book written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman.