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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

-William Butler Yeats

Most parents have taken advantage of baby time, story time, and the physical collection available in their public library. But libraries have much more to offer! I often think of them as a community’s best kept secret. I went to library school and have worked in public and school libraries....
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Should I still take my kids to the Library?

As I chased after my son, picking up the puzzle pieces, books and puppets being thrown in his wake, and trying desperately to shush him once again, I wondered for a moment if library storytime was a weekly practice we should discontinue.  Sure, my older 2 daughters, were sitting nicely... Read More

Simple Goal-Setting: Kids Edition

A few years ago, after we had just had our 2nd daughter, my husband got an internship in a neighboring state that necessitated us moving from our current location to another, about an 8 hour drive.  My husband and I had to drive two vehicles to make this work.  I... Read More

Setting Achievable Goals for Yourself

  I have a friend who is decidedly NOT a Disney person. She refers to the movie Frozen as “the movie that shall not be named.” I also have a friend who buys every Disney movie on DVD when it is first available and (no lie) has a daughter named... Read More

3 Unconventional Goals for the New Year

It’s January and that means we are being bombarded with media messages and advertisements encouraging us to set goals to lose weight, exercise more and get better sleep. I don’t know about you, but I never have much success in trying to achieve someone else’s goal.  For a goal to work... Read More

Return and Report: 2017

I have learned a lot about myself and life this year.  Some from books, some from goals, but mostly from life.  I’ve learned that life just happens and we have to make the best of it whether it’s good or bad.  I’ve learned that I need to serve others, but... Read More