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A boy chooses a chapter book from a shelf

Summer Reading Tip #10: Let Your Kid Pick

There are certain books we simply cannot keep on the shelves in the summertime, because kids devour these books, which they may or may not have time to enjoy during the school year.  Occasionally I hear a well-meaning adult try to steer a kid away from one of these “frivolous” reading selections, but I’d like […]

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Adventuremobile – Play with Puppies!

Don’t miss this chance to play with some sweet and adorable puppies! Stop by the Adventuremobile July 21-25 and visit with some cute little characters from the Helping Hands Humane Society. Don’t forget to let the pup sniff your hand before you pet it! At 3 weeks old, puppies are pretty amazing sniffers. The percentage devoted to […]

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A selection of board games

Summer Reading Tip #9: Think Unconventional!

When we think about reading, chances are we automatically think about books.  It’s only natural to associate books and reading.  But there are lots of other great ways to trick your kids into reading encourage your kids to read.  Give a couple of these ideas a try and let us know how they worked out for your […]

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Adventuremobile – Leapin’ Lizards!

Visit the AdventureMobile next week to learn all about lizards and see one up-close. And make sure you also stock up on all sorts of books and movies featuring fun facts about these scaly critters. There are over 6,000 species of lizards living all over the world. Lizards are cold-blooded reptiles and can be found […]

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Adventuremobile-Come See Something With Scales

Visit the AdventureMobile next week to learn all about lizards and see one up-close. Make sure you also stock up on all sorts of books and movies featuring fun facts about these scaly critters. There are over 6,000 species of lizards living all over the world (except Antarctica). They can be found living in a […]

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A car made from a hot dog and the cover of Go, Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman

Summer Reading Tip #8: Car Time = Book Time

Let’s Go Reading in the Car! For many families, summer means time to take trips, and whether that means a day trip to hike the trails at Clinton Lake (and earn some points for your Take a Hike Badge), a days-long road trip around the country, or anything in between, it’s easy to turn car time into quality […]

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