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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Audiobooks are great any time of year, but the colder winter months are especially enticing for listening with many opportunities for cozy story times by the fire or while watching snow fall. This…

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Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving may be over, but that doesn't mean the time for giving thanks needs to end. Many studies have shown the benefits of practicing an attitude of gratitude year round. Increasingly, it's…

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Friendsgiving

Around Thanksgiving last year, we discussed the importance of family stories. This year, we're taking another look at personal histories, but shifting our focus slightly - towards friends. Because…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. One of several months dedicated to highlighting various culture and ethnicities, Hispanic Heritage Month is…

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Summer, Sun, Sand, and... Studying??

School's out for summer and educators are taking time to relax and get re-energized for fall. So this midsummer post is for everyone - librarians, teachers, and parents! 

Now we've reached the…

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Dad's Day!

Moms had their day in May, and now it's time to celebrate dads! Father figures come in all forms, from many places. Today's title round up includes stories about inspiring dads, every day hero…

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What's Cooking?

Sharing meals and food can be a big part of our lives. Kitchens are often the busiest and most social rooms in our homes. Many stories are written about food-related traditions and experiences. 

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Magnificent Moms

Mother, mom, momma, mommy, ma... 

The Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary defines the word 'mother' as either a noun - a female parent - or a verb - to treat someone with kindness and affection…

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Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)

Though we just celebrated the New Year less than two months ago, people around the world are preparing for another new year celebration. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival and…

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The Importance of Family Stories

The holidays are approaching, bringing along lots of family time. Spending time with family is wonderful – full of warm moments and the makings for happy memories. Many of us cherish this season…

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