Rainbow Walking Water

Watch a rainbow come to life! This simple experiment creates a colorful reaction using a few household materials. Use the primary colors and see how the secondary colors emerge when water “walks” out of cups with the aid of paper towels.   Supplies: 6 clear cups/bowls/containers food dye (red, yellow,…

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Shaving Cream Rain Clouds & Marble Art

Shaving Cream Rain Cloud Supplies: a clear glass/cup/bowl/jar shaving cream (you can use whipped cream, but it may make the water murky) liquid food color or liquid watercolors (if you only have gel food coloring mix it with water before using it in the experiment) water optional, pipette or spoon…

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Free Resources for Families!

Do the days seem to be blurring together? Do the kids need something to do? Here is a list of things that are available for free to use at home! ABCMouse This one is subscription-based. BUT you can get a 30-day free trial It is for children ages 2-8 and…

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Save The Frogs!

April 28th Is Save The Frogs Day! Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1980, which is not normal. Amphibians naturally go extinct at a rate of only…

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Never Miss An Event @ Your Library!

 We often hear from families that they didn’t know about a special event until afterwards. When we post pictures of fun programs at our library locations on social media, they are sometimes followed with comments from our customers: “I wish I had known about this!” “How do I find out…

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Get Crafty!

   Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a complete database available to you for free from your library! All you need to get started is a computer with internet connection and a library card. Content in the database covers over 140 topics, as well as magazine articles, books and videos that…

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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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Love the Lego Challenge? Take it Home!

Got a little Lego fan with free time to spare over winter break? Try bringing the Lego Challenge home with you for the holidays! Every month, each library branch hosts a program where children K-5 can build a creation based on our challenge, or their own imaginations. From elaborate castles complete with…

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