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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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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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Super Fun Girl Power Graphic Novels!

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Sometimes I just want to pick up a graphic novel and read about amazing girls doing amazing things, and thankfully this is becoming easier all the time! It's exciting to see so many fun comics featuring all different kinds of girls, from the girly to the not-so-girly, the super book-smart to the more cleverly streetwise, the […]

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We heart gymnastics!

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Women's gymnastics Team USA are 2016 Olympics gold medal-winning champions! Mighty American gymnasts Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and Laurie Hernandez are inspiring young gymnasts everywhere. Our communities are full of kiddos cartwheeling, somersaulting, back bending, and generally bouncing around with excitement. The waiting lists for gymnastics classes are super long too! Here at the library we've been busy putting together some recommended titles of […]

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