Smart Apps for Little Ones

Technology is all around us, and therefore always around our children too. Perhaps you’re guilty of handing off the iPad to your 4 year old so you can get the dishes done. Maybe you use your phone for entertainment if the kids are getting restless at a restaurant. Super long …

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30 Reasons To Love Your Library

The City of Santa Clarita is celebrating 30 years of cityhood! In celebration of this milestone, check out the 30 reasons why you should love your Santa Clarita Public Library! Use the library’s computers free of charge Check out the latest teen bestsellers and releases Get free templates and craft …

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Using Primary Search: FAQ to Get You Started

Q. How do I access Primary Search? A. Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. To view the complete list of …

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Find the Right Books at Every Level with Lexile and Accelerated Reader

Looking for your next book?   We have so many resources to help you find the next great book! NoveList K-8 Plus contains information on books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles. Updated weekly, NoveList K-8 is your starting place …

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Celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016

National Library Week is all about loving your library! This year we celebrate the theme “Libraries Transform”, reminding all of us that libraries of today are not just about being a big building that holds many books,  but what we do for and with people, how we connect with each …

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Springtime Means Dancing, Stories and Songs

My favorite library program is Dance Party.  If you have been to one of our Dance Party programs,   I don’t need to explain what makes it great.  If you haven’t, then you are in for a real treat.  Dance Party is a program of music and movement for children who …

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Audiobooks: Ideas for families

Audiobooks are a great medium for encouraging the love of literature for young readers! They help children become better listeners, and because of this, better readers. Listening to audiobooks is a great way for children to enjoy a book that is at their interest level, but that might be above …

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