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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Read for Goats Winter Reading Challenge

November 29, 2017|Comments Off on Read for Goats Winter Reading Challenge

Join our “Read for Goats” Winter Reading Challenge between December 11 and January 19 to help earn a pair of goats for a family living in a [...]

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A Good Yarn: Picture Books We Recommend

November 15, 2017|0 Comments

These stories are stitched together with things created from needles and yarn. Enjoy! One Winter's Day by M. Christina Butler On a cold, windy, and snowy [...]

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Divorce Resources for Young Kids

November 14, 2017|Comments Off on Divorce Resources for Young Kids

Almost two years ago we made the heartbreaking decision to separate and divorce. With two young kids and a shared custody arrangement, we wanted to [...]

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Free Vision Screenings for Kids 3-7 years @ Cedar Mill Libraries

October 31, 2017|Comments Off on Free Vision Screenings for Kids 3-7 years @ Cedar Mill Libraries

Cedar Mill Libraries is hosting free vision screenings for children ages 3-7 years through See to Read*, a statewide initiative focused on early detection for [...]

International Games Week

October 23, 2017|Comments Off on International Games Week

    International Games Week is October 29 – November 4!  Drop by the library all week and play board games in the kids’ area. [...]

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Build Your Baby’s Brain!

October 4, 2017|Comments Off on Build Your Baby’s Brain!

The foundation for all of your baby’s learning begins by taking small moments during the day to interact with your child. It’s called “serve and [...]