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This post is sponsored by Johnson County Library, with 14 locations and a 24/7 eLibrary. Your Johnson County library card is even more powerful than you might realize — a tool that gives you access to so much more than...
This is post is sponsored by Johnson County Library. Motherhood has taken over my hands. My old pals Lefty and Righty? Yeah their dance card is fully booked for the foreseeable future. At any given point in the day, you...
When I was a kid I spent a lot of my summer at the library. My stay-at-home mom would get all three of us in the van, and we make a trip out of it. We could check out...
We all have that one book, or several books, that shaped our childhood and will forever occupy a sweet nostalgic corner of our brains. For me, it was A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein, all the Ramona...
May is AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Heritage Month! Since 1990, this is a month that recognizes and celebrates the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans in the U.S. It’s a time to learn and...
My first year teaching, I found myself losing my mind. Not only was I cracking under the uncertainty, workload, and pressures of being a new teacher, but I had two hours of commute time every day on the highway...
In her April 2019 TED Talk, America Ferrera tells her listeners “presence creates possibility.” Her words resonated for me when I first heard them and they still do. Written on a post-it note in my office, these words remind...
In the spring, even before the anti-racism movement went mainstream, I was another Black mom looking for diverse children's books. We have some at home, but I was trying to get my 5-year-old ready for kindergarten by reading a...
I am already terrified that as my toddler son grows, each new year will bring him closer to the day he no longer loves to read. This fear is a result of my profession. Before I became an English teacher,...
My sons love reading books, and we make it a point to attend story time at our local library, as much as possible. Building literacy at a young age is important for transforming kids into socially aware and engaged...
National Book Lovers Day is August 9th, and what better way to celebrate than finding some new children’s books to read with your budding bibliophile? Reading with adults is often the first way kids can learn and make sense of...
In these turbulent times of quarantines and lockdowns, the partial reopening of local libraries are giving us the distractions we need, both as adults and kids. The Kansas City area libraries are partnering with the theme of “Imagine Your...
I am a lifelong lover of all types of books. Still, it hasn’t always been easy to fit reading into my day or night, especially after I became a mom. I’ve learned some strategies over the years from my...
There are so many options to continue your reading habit or literacy learning despite the closure of your neighborhood and school libraries. From e-books to virtual story times to author events, reading during quarantine might be even more fun! Virtual...
There's nothing quite like cracking open a good book! Summer is the perfect time of year to head outside, find a nice shady spot under a tree, and get lost in a fantasy, romance, or some science fiction. It...

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