Twain Elementary Guide

Website Find our catalog and events happening at the library Kids Page Get Book Suggestions Homework Help Talk to a Librarian   Audiobooks Each of these databases have audiobooks that you can check out! Hoopla One Click Digital Overdrive   Online Books Each of these have online books that you can read right on your […]

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Best databases for teachers

At Arapahoe Libraries, we have a lot of online resources for teachers to use in the classroom, both for continuing education (formal and informal) and resources to use for your students! Please note: To use these databases in your classroom, every student will need an Arapahoe Libraries card. Every Colorado Resident is eligible to sign […]

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How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher About Bullying…

If you suspect your child is being bullied... (adapted from  Document all of the bullying incidents your child mentions and include where, when and who was involved.  Meet with your child's teachers in a friendly, non-confrontational way. Be as honest and respectful as you can. The teachers want to help you and your child, […]

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Help Your Child with Homework

Use these tips to create a homework routine for your child: #1. Make a homework routine and stick to it! Choose a space and time that your child will dedicate to homework everyday. This space should have all the materials such as paper, pencils, scissors and glue in reach! Even if your child does not […]

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How to Blackout Poetry

What is blackout poetry? Blackout poetry is when you take a written piece of text from a book, newspaper, or magazine and redact words, in order to come up with your very own poetry! Step 1: Find a newspaper article, and old book, or a magazine that you feel comfortable destroying.... er, altering. Step 2: Skim the passage […]

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Great Websites and Games for Kids

Check out these highlights from Great Websites for Kids (GWS) sponsored by the American Library Services to Children. For the complete list, please visit the Great Websites for Kids page. Animals All About Birds: Learn all about birds on this website created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Bird names, species, location and history are all featured. Also […]

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David Levithan

David Levithan is often credited for jump starting a huge boom in Young Adult literature featuring gay main characters. His protagonists are smart, aware of the world, interesting, and of course, his novels feature a lot of romance. He has partnered with other influential YA authors, as well, including John Green. Check out his newest […]

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Featured YA Diverse Author of the Month: Sherman Alexie

This week is banned books week, where libraries (and booksellers, teachers, publishers, everyone!) comes together to celebrate the freedom to choose what you read.  When I was scrolling through this year’s challenged books, I was happily surprised that Sherman Alexie’s book did not appear on this year’s list! Usually, in years past, it ends up […]

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How to Survive a Family Roadtrip

6 things to bring to survive that cross-country roadtrip with your family: (and also some great books to listen to) 1. Snacks. You do not want to spend your vacation hangry. Pack Dorritos, Sweedish Fish, and some carrot sticks. And while you're at it, check out the audiobook version of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvator […]

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