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5 Reasons You Should Teach Your Kids Traditional American Songs

I've got nothing against Katy Perry's music. I like a good Taylor Swift or Justin Timberlake song, and heaven knows, I have Miranda Lambert's latest CD on extreme repeat in my car.

But there's nothing better for children than hearing, learning, and singing traditional American folk songs.

Why?

New Book: Short Stories for Little Monsters

Most picture books for children feature a single narrative that carries from the first page until the last - a beginning, middle, and end, with a main character who wants something, encounters a problem, or must go somewhere.

I'm Interested In Helping Someone Learn To Read. How Do I Apply To Become A Literacy Tutor At The Library?

Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels. The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service, located at 29th & Harvard, promotes literacy across the lifespan through emergent and family literacy outreach initiatives and adult basic and English language instruction.

What Flag Is That? Learning about flags around the world

In honor of Flag Day (June 14), why not go on a learning expedition with your child about flags of the world? Sure, Google Image Search will be useful to see what the flags look like, but to get a full history of the symbolism of different flags, head to the 929.9s and 994s in the Children's nonfiction section at your library.

Talking Points: Why This Summer, You Should Have a Conversation

Summers with kids are not always cheap. Even a trip to the swimming pool, when you add the costs of bathing suits, sunscreen, towels, and snacks, can give your wallet a wallop.

Fortunately, you have an ace in your summer entertainment pocket. Yes, the library, but one more as well: talking.

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