Staff Share Their Fandom

Ain't no geek like a library geek, 'cause a library geek don't stop! We're pretty passionate about everything we do — including geeking out. With Koelbel Con (the libraries' pop culture extravaganza) right around the corner, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite things.  Doctor Who Is there a doctor in the house? You know […]

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The Flavor of Life

Chill out with this cool idea! The next time you're out shopping for ice cream at the store or stopping by your favorite local ice cream shop, take some time to talk about the flavors you see. Pointing out the new and different flavors, their colors, their ingredients and wondering what they may taste like […]

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How to Get Funding: the 5 C’s of Business Credit

One of the biggest concerns for most entrepreneurs is funding. There is nothing more frustrating that preparing a business plan and being turned down for a loan time and time again, but there is always a reason. The 5 C's of business credit are what banks use to evaluate a borrower and determine from both a […]

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Eclipse It!

Eclipse Day (August 21) is almost upon us, and we want to make it "light" hearted. From Astronomy Trek How does the Moon Man cut his hair? Eclipse it! From Enchanted Learning When is the moon the heaviest? When it's full! From Funology Why did the sun go to school? To get brighter! What do […]

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Your Hotspot for the Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21 is almost here! We have your one-stop shop of resources for the big day, for children and adults. The American Astronomical Society has a wealth of knowledge about the eclipse on their site, with a countdown, a map of local events and viewing parties and information on how to photograph the eclipse. […]

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What Is Educator Support?

Calling all educators! Have you tried our Educator Support service yet? If you're a classroom teacher, daycare owner, homeschooling teacher, parent, grandparent, preschool teacher or any other type of educator who works with children ages 0 to 17, you can use this service to: help you find and reserve books on topics you'll be working […]

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Watered Down

While it's still hot outside, try some water play! You'll incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) into staying cool. Volume Play: One of my favorites that will keep kids busy for a long time. Find various sizes of cups, bowls, measuring cups/spoons and pitchers. Give them a bucket of water and let them go […]

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