WiserKids: grow, learn, read, play, exploreWelcome 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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Play & Learn: Valentine’s Activity

February 4, 2016|Comments Off on Play & Learn: Valentine’s Activity

Beginning February 9, kids of all ages can stop by a Valentine's Mailbox station in the children's area and create a valentine to express their love for a [...]

Hate to Wait? Early Literacy Activities in the Waiting Room

February 2, 2016|0 Comments

Building your child's early literacy skills is something you can do throughout the regular routine of your day- in the car, at the grocery store, [...]

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STEM Saturday: Watching Backyard Wildlife in Winter

January 30, 2016|0 Comments

Even in winter, kids can find wildlife to watch. Create an atmosphere that promotes engaged learning. Encourage your kids to ask questions, make predictions, observe the world around [...]

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Winter Reading A Success

January 20, 2016|Comments Off on Winter Reading A Success

12,228 hours!!! Two pairs of goats! Young readers surpassed the Winter Reading goal and more than doubled it! Our donor was so impressed by your [...]

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Teen Recommendation: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

January 16, 2016|Comments Off on Teen Recommendation: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Claudia is done with the boring every day life of the average kid and the injustices she faces as the oldest sister. It seems that [...]

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