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

1 in 5 People Have Dyslexia

October 11, 2022|Comments Off on 1 in 5 People Have Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference that creates challenges in reading, writing, and spelling. It affects at least 1 in 5 people. Signs of [...]

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All Things OBOB!

October 4, 2022|Comments Off on All Things OBOB!

If you have a child in school, you've likely heard of Oregon Battle of the Books, or OBOB, a statewide reading program open to students [...]

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Grow a Reading Brain 3 Ways

September 29, 2022|Comments Off on Grow a Reading Brain 3 Ways

Brains that are learning to read are engaged in three ways- through ears, eyes, and heart. EARS and BRAIN books: Keep reading aloud to your [...]

How to Find Kids’ Books!

September 20, 2022|Comments Off on How to Find Kids’ Books!

Did you know we love helping you and your family find good books? Our youth librarians have great recommendations for all ages, from babies [...]

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Learning to Read is a Puzzle

September 6, 2022|Comments Off on Learning to Read is a Puzzle

Learning to read isn’t simple.  There are many pieces to learn and fit together.  Some pieces come easily for some kids; others not so easily. [...]