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.

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Musical Instrument DIY for Kids

July 24, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Smartphone Society

July 16, 2018|Comments Off on Smartphone Society

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 [...]

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Getting Ready for Kindergarten

July 10, 2018|Comments Off on Getting Ready for Kindergarten

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. [...]

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Summer Fun Ideas – Needle Felting projects

July 2, 2018|Comments Off on Summer Fun Ideas – Needle Felting projects

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). [...]