Welcome to WiserKids, a blog designed to help you and your kids grow, learn, read, play and explore with the library and beyond.

Written and managed by youth librarians at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries, we strive to help grow readers and life-long learners. We offer reading recommendations, early literacy info, fun learning ideas, library info, and more. We hope you find something helpful here- whether you are a parent, librarian, child care provider, educator or anyone else who shares an interest in growing readers.

Recent Posts

Superhero Shows for Everyone: DC

July 28, 2016|0 Comments

Spring and Summer movie options are quite superhero-heavy this year, and with the awesome work being done on hero-centric TV shows, the super-hype is super [...]

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Early Literacy Spotlight: PLAY!

July 27, 2016|0 Comments

Early Literacy Skills are skills that children need before they begin to learn to read.  There are 5 simple practices that you can do to [...]

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Early Literacy Spotlight: WRITE!

July 20, 2016|0 Comments

Early Literacy Skills are skills that children need before they being to learn to read.  There are 5 simple practices that you can do to [...]

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Introducing STEM Concepts with Non-Fiction Picture Books!

July 16, 2016|0 Comments

There are so many wonderful and sophisticated non-fiction picture books that make good choices to introduce STEM (science, technology, math & engineering) concepts and fields of study [...]

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Kid’s Music Coming Soon!

July 7, 2016|0 Comments

Red Yarn and Bob If you have a young kid, you know that Portland, OR is a place bursting with good kindie [...]

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Early Literacy Spotlight: READ!

July 2, 2016|0 Comments

Early Literacy Skills are skills that children need before they begin to learn to read.  There are 5 simple practices that you can do to help [...]

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Summer Visits from THPRD Nature Mobile

June 29, 2016|0 Comments

The THPRD Nature Mobile will be visiting both Cedar Mill Community Libraries this summer!  Children ages 5 and up can drop in for hands-on learning [...]

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