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Press! Push! Tap!

One of the things I love most about reading to very young children is their tendency to reach out and touch the illustrations, almost as if they’re soaking up the story and words with their pudgy little fingertips!  As they grow older, it seems that they often learn to sit more passively and listen as stories are read … Continue reading »

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Dragons Are Taking Over!

They’ve invaded the movies with “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, and they’re popping up all over the library, too!  You may not be able to train your own dragon at home, but there sure is a lot of fun stuff out there to watch and read. You may not realize that the very popular … Continue reading »

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Read & Create: Moo!

   Parents, teachers and early childhood educators take note! “Read & Create” is a new blog feature that we’re really excited about. Each month WPL staff will review a new picture book and include step-by-step instructions for a related craft. We’re hoping these posts will be perfect for storytime inspiration or keeping your children occupied on a rainy (or snowy!) day.  Let us … Continue reading »

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Wintry reads for wee ones

We were rather excited recently to look out the window and find a light dusting of snow on the cars!  This got us thinking about all things wintry…snowflakes, tobogganning, snowmen, hot cocoa, icicles, wooly scarves and winter-themed story times!  There are a host of perennial favourites when it comes to winter picture books. Wonderful titles like The Snowy … Continue reading »

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Book Spine Poetry!

Have you ever been scanning the shelves looking for something to read and had an interesting title on a book spine jump out at you?  Well, what would happen if  you put some of those together into little snippets of poetry? We thought we’d try our hand at composing some of these book spine poems. See our … Continue reading »

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