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Where did the summer go? It’s hard to believe that August is nearly over. It was a very busy summer at the library. This year over 31,000 kids and teens participated in the annual Summer Reading Program. For those of you who don’t think young people read anymore, we definitely disproved that! As September looms […]

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For Those About to Rock Band

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Are you a karaoke person? I feel like I could be one, but generally my introversion keeps me from embarrassing myself in public (library conference karaoke notwithstanding, but that's a story for another day). (Also, yes, we have library conferences. They're as amazing as you imagine.) But my general stage fright never keeps me from […]

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It was a kid’s book, I can picture the cover….

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My daughter and I recently enjoyed reading one of my all time favorite books, The Velveteen Rabbit together. Not only is Margery Williams Bianco's 1922 classic in my top 10 books of all time and a hit with my daughter, the version we read also happened to be the exact 1986 edition I read with my Mom when I was […]

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Help, It’s Hot Outside!

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When April temperatures sky-rocketed in King County this year, I was biting my nails. "Does this mean it will be 90 degrees every day this summer?!" Thankfully, that hasn't happened (yet), but for some of us locals, anything above 75 degrees makes us uncomfortable. Fear not shade dwellers, for we have many fun and practical […]

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Camp Food Doesn’t Have to Suck

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Ah, summer! What better time to head out into nature and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest? Camping is a favorite summertime activity at my house, and while I don't mean to brag, I think we've probably perfected the experience. My secret weapon? Food. Tell me, have you ever experienced this phenomenon? You're hiking. It's a […]

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