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Storytime DIY: Junk Drawer Chemistry

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Are you ready to get your hands [safely!] dirty? Honorary children's librarians (that's YOU!): get ready for Storytime: DIY. This do-it-yourself afternoon is a great way to make a book come to life with hands-on crafts, cooking, science and more. Made for kids age 5-12, but good for kids of all ages and kids at heart.

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Pro Tips for Using the Digital Library

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Pro Tips for the Digital Library

Many of you are using the digital library to help get through this period of social isolation, some maybe for the first time. Here are some tips and tricks to make the Library’s digital materials work even better for you.


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Supercharged Stories: Charlotte the Scientist is Squished

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KABOOOOOOOM! You're now an honorary children's librarian! Time for you to employ Supercharged Stories: fully-packed programs for kids age 5 - 12 that jump off from a great book into all kinds of fun and engrossing activities and challenges. 

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Storytime at Home: Colors

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You've been dubbed an honorary children's librarian! Here's everything you need to host your own storytime at home for ages birth to five. Feel free to send us any cute pics or videos at

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