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.
Three chapter books I recently enjoyed are on different reading levels and take place at different times, but have one thing in common: a strong [...]
I’m not a geek. I’m not a science whiz. I don’t even have the 7 to 11 year old boy or girl that I need [...]
Create musical instruments out of everyday materials and start your own band! Join us on Thursday, Aug.9 from 10:30 am-12:00 for a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) musical [...]
Do you have a love/hate relationship with your smartphone? Is it within arm's reach when you sleep? Are you worried about all the kids and [...]
Do you have a 4 or 5 year old? Drop by the library each week and grab our take-home activity to help prepare your child for kindergarten. [...]
Felt crafting can involve more than just cutting out shapes and gluing them to the end of a Popsicle stick (though that's super fun too). [...]