Back to School

Summer is winding down. Get ready for back to school! KIDS School readiness starts at home. Teach your pre-K children to be flexible thinkers. Early literacy librarian Mollie shares her favorite back to school picture books. Which will become your favorites? Learn how to Help Your Child with Homework or Talk to Your Child's Teacher About…
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2017 Geek Out Winners!

This year has been a whirlwind of fantastic art and creations by local teens. We are so happy to have had a month to showcase all their geeky fandoms, and we are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Geek Out contest! This year, there were 98 entries—from 2D art to cosplay to Legos…
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How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher About Bullying

If you suspect your child is being bullied... (adapted from www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.org)  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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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. So, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite things.  Doctor Who Is there a doctor in the house? You know it! The overwhelming vote for staff fandom was Dr. Who. ArapahoeSheley Doctor…
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Beyond 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is a hit series but there are concerns regarding this story. So your librarians are here to help! Arapahoe Libraries has resources for all teens, parents and any individuals looking for more information on suicide. Also, if you're just curious about what is out there to read, we can help with that too! Remember: your librarians…
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Basketball and Reading for Teens

Yes, basketball and reading can, and do, go together! Not only are there many teen books about basketball and basketball players, there are also some organizations that encourage both sports and literature together. Wade's World Foundation: "Every Child Deserves a Shot" Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade worked to create this foundation to encourage literacy and…
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February Teen Makernight

Love crafting and creating? Are you between the ages of 13 and 17? Come join your teen librarians for some sweet crafts! Every third Friday we will meet you in the Makerspace at the Castlewood Library for different themed craft nights. Get to you know the teen librarians, and make some fantastic crafts to take home…
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