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

Youth Media Award Winners

February 22, 2021|0 Comments

The Winners have been Announced!  The 2021 winners for the Youth Media Awards, presented by the American Library Association, were announced on January 21. These [...]

Rubber Egg Experiment!

February 8, 2021|0 Comments

I have wanted to do this "Rubber Egg" experiment for years! Taking common household items (like eggs and vinegar) and turning them into a [...]

Fun with Forts!

January 25, 2021|Comments Off on Fun with Forts!

Building a fort at home is both fun and educational! Forts can be a cozy reading nook, a castle in an imaginary land, a special [...]

DIY Bird Feeders

January 11, 2021|Comments Off on DIY Bird Feeders

Cold weather is here and the birds are looking for food. Here are some DIY birdfeeders made from things you likely already have at [...]

Winter Break Activities for Young Kids

December 18, 2020|Comments Off on Winter Break Activities for Young Kids

Our storytimes will be on break until January 5, but we’ve got lots of other fun ideas to keep your kids safely entertained!  Our Library [...]

Pandemic Parenting Event and Resources

December 1, 2020|Comments Off on Pandemic Parenting Event and Resources

The Cedar Mill Libraries are committed to helping families during the pandemic by providing helpful information, relevant lists of books and other materials, and knowledgeable [...]