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.

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Teen Book Review: Out of My Mind

December 9, 2016|0 Comments

Melody Brooks, a 10 year old girl is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She can’t walk or talk or do pretty much anything. In the book she gets integrated into mainstream classes with other kids, overcomes her disability, gets to play on a quiz team yet finds out how judgmental and mean other kids can be. In the end of her journey to find herself, she becomes at peace and learns a lot about the world around her.

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Best of the Bookshelf: Favorite Kids Books

December 7, 2016|0 Comments

Our librarians at Cedar Mill Libraries share favorite children's books from 2016: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty: Ada Twist is a very curious girl who asks questions [...]

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Tips for Reading to Babies and Ones

December 7, 2016|0 Comments

When choosing books for babies, look for: books with pictures of other babies rhythm and rhyme bright, bold pictures & simple text repetition Tips: Snuggle [...]

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Read for Goats: Winter Reading Challenge

November 28, 2016|Comments Off on Read for Goats: Winter Reading Challenge

Join our “Read for Goats” Winter Reading Challenge between December 12 and January 13 and help earn a pair of goats for a family living in [...]

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The Marvels: Another Selznick masterpiece

November 17, 2016|0 Comments

Brian Selznick has created another masterpiece with his latest book, The Marvels. The story starts in 1766 on the ship Kraken where two brothers perform a play [...]

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Kids Coding Club and Resources

November 9, 2016|Comments Off on Kids Coding Club and Resources

Cedar Mill Main Library has laptops and other coding tools set out for kids ages 10-18 most Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM.  (Note: Wed, Nov. 16 is the final [...]

International Games Day

November 4, 2016|0 Comments

Saturday, November 19 @ Both Libraries Join in the worldwide celebration of games at the Cedar Mill Libraries!  Drop in all day to play any [...]

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