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

Early Literacy: Write a Letter!

January 20, 2022|0 Comments

Children need early literacy skills before they begin to learn to read.  There are 5 simple practices (Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play) you can [...]

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Our Favorites of 2021

December 28, 2021|Comments Off on Our Favorites of 2021

We played, we listened, we watched, and obviously we read. Here are our staff favorites from the year 2021! Bethany Staff Favorites Cedar Mill Staff's [...]

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Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser

December 13, 2021|Comments Off on Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser

Who would YOU be if you'd never read the special books in your life? Your year-end, tax-deductible donation will give kids the same stories that moved you.

Winter Bird Watching with Kids

December 6, 2021|Comments Off on Winter Bird Watching with Kids

This is a great time of year for the whole family to watch for birds in your backyard or neighborhood park. One way to [...]

Stories About Giving & Gratitude for Kids

November 15, 2021|Comments Off on Stories About Giving & Gratitude for Kids

Celebrate the many ways we use food and feasting to honor our traditions, observe holidays and share love with family and friends. Enjoy some stories [...]