Kids Read

Where Do Poison Frogs Get Their Poison?

Where do poison frogs get their poison? How do spider monkeys discourage intruders? What scientific family do prairie dogs belong to?

If you're using the Brittanica PreK-8 database offered through the library's web site, you could find the answers to these questions* easily.

Sure, you could go to Google, but with the Brittanica database, you know immediately that the information you are getting is accurate and reliable - it comes from the folks who write the encyclopedia, after all.

Celebrate Read Across America Day!

It's the 20th year of Read Across America, a reading event held every year on March 2 (the birthday of the beloved children's book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss), and it's time to celebrate!

How?

Here are some tips to make sure you're helping your school-aged child get in the spirit of Read Across America:

A New Twist on "BFF"

Quick: do you always agree with your best friend? Are you similar in every single way and never have a difference of opinion or approach to a situation? No and no? Welcome to the real world.

We Speak Children's Here

Childhood is a different country. We've all been there, but like long-ago travel experiences, by the time you are an adult, the sharp details of what it really feels like to be a child start to fade, and you're left with vague memories and faded photo albums.

Getting Messy, Getting SmART: Process-Oriented Art

In the 1950s, the art world introduced "happenings" - a non-traditional and active way to experience art, emphasis on experience. The point of these "art happenings" was not an object or a painting but the doing. It was wild, and weird, and challenged people to think about the value of process in developing an artistic relationship to the world.

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