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

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Play & Learn: Shapes and Patterns

August 23, 2016|0 Comments

Before kids learn to read and write, they must recognize shapes and distinguish between patterns. Then they can tackle letter recognition and start distinguishing between letters like [...]

Add A Dash of Daring to Your Summer

August 20, 2016|0 Comments

Sometimes adults forget that summer is the best time for kids to finally be able to focus on things like how to make a go-cart; spy [...]

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Play and Learn: Building Forts and More

August 18, 2016|0 Comments

If you need an excuse to build a fort in your living room, you can relax. Building a fort in your home is educational! According to [...]

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Fall Storytimes at Cedar Mill Libraries

August 18, 2016|0 Comments

Storytimes at Cedar Mill Libraries begin the week of September 12! Our storytime sessions are specifically designed for your child’s developmental stage with stories, songs, [...]

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It’s a Weird, Wild, (and Gross!) World

August 15, 2016|0 Comments

Masters of Disguise, Zombie Makers, and When Lunch Fights Back by Rebecca Johnson are full of “WOW!” moments. A bug that builds a corpse pyramid of ants on its back as olfactory camouflage! A chick that mimics the wriggle of a poisonous caterpillar until it gets the all clear from mom!

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Make It An Audiobook!

August 11, 2016|0 Comments

Whether you're traveling or staying home in August, be sure audiobooks make it on your reading list- not only because they are an entertaining alternative [...]

Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away Home

August 4, 2016|0 Comments

Have you spotted any ladybugs this summer?  Ladybugs are not really bugs but beetles. There are 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world.  Farmers [...]

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