Homemade Monday: Puzzle of Opposites

Here’s a new way to look at any of those wooden/board puzzles you might have in your toy chest, closet, or playroom floor your children are tired of putting together.

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Instead of putting the puzzles together based on the actual picture on the front of each piece, write and/or draw opposite pairs on each piece and the board onto which they fit. Turn the pieces so they are face side down. Then your children can match the opposites.

New Location, New Playspace

Today’s post was written by our Children’s Librarian Miss Elizabeth and highlights the children’s area in our new location.

If you haven’t heard yet, our Jackson Township branch has a new temporary location at Nobles Pond. It has only been open for a week, but the new children’s section already has patrons raving.

The best toy so far seems to be the heat-sensitive board that enables children to draw with their fingertips, or even leave their handprints on the board.

Puppets, LEGO blocks, and the AWE Early Learning Station made their way over to our new location as well.

Colorful book displays are currently full of back-to-school books, so stop in and pick some up or reserve your favorites now!

Book Review: Pete the Cat’s Got Class

Today’s blog was written by one of our very own children’s storytellers: Miss Elizabeth. You’ll find Miss Elizabeth sharing stories with children of all ages as well as creating wonderful children’s programs at one of our branches. She shares her review of the book Pete the Cat’s Got Class by James Dean.

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Pete heads to math class in this story, which is one of his favorite subjects. He’s such a great mathematician that he volunteers to help his classmate Tom learn to add and subtract using Tom’s favorite toy, racing cars. Using something of great interest to learn a new task was successful! Maybe Pete will grow up to be a teacher?

Be sure to checkout this book at your local library, and let your librarian know how you liked it!