Category Archives: For kids

On the Shelves: Kids’ books that tickle a funny bone

By Deb Sullivan On The Shelves Last night I saw a movie trailer on television that instantly grabbed me. I know this story, I thought…all of these crazy, terrible things happening to this kid and his family. And then the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Matilda’

Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books have been translated to the big screen several times. We’ve taken a look at “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach” in this space previously. This week, with the kids headed … Continue reading

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Sciencetellers to share “Dragons and Dreams”

Sciencetellers will bring their energetic and unique style of immersion storytelling to York County Libraries this month to tell the tale of “Dragons and Dreams,” according to a news release.  The Sciencetellers transport audiences back to the time of castles … Continue reading

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Reading aloud helps children grow

A couple weeks ago, I read a story on the New York Times about the value of reading aloud to children when they’re young. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that parents read aloud to children as a “daily fun … Continue reading

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Kaltreider-Benfer’s Teen Tuesday to discuss, make stained glass

Kaltreider-Benfer Library will be holding a Teen Tuesday event from 2 to 4 p.m. July 15 at Candi Duda Stained Glass Art Studio, 43 North Main Street, Red Lion. The event is for youths 13 to 18 years old. Participants will … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

I’ll always remember 2010 as a killer year for animated movies. “Despicable Me” was charming and fun, “Tangled” issued in a new era of Disney cartoons (setting the path for “Frozen” to take over the Internet), and “Megamind” was an … Continue reading

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Libraries offer fun ways for kids to learn money basics

Using story time and games, York County Libraries are making learning about money fun for kids. Instructors for the “Right on the Money” mini-camp will teach kids to earn, spend, borrow and save at 11 York County library locations this … Continue reading

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Egg-citing preschool story time planned at York libraries

Children ages 3 to 5 years and their families can enjoy “An Egg-citing Preschool Story Time” this summer at all 13 York County library locations. Lisa Schmittle, children’s program manager at York County Libraries, will read Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s “First … Continue reading

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On the Shelves: Library and school get silly to get kids to read

It was a hair-raising experience when Maryland Science Center Education Outreach Specialist Seth Schuler introduced a school student to static electricity using the Van de Graaff machine during a Traveling Science program. Submitted photo. by Reading, ice cream, and duct … Continue reading

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Metro Bank offers $10 incentive to young summer readers

Metro Bank announced this week that it is launching its Reading Rocks program, which offers a $10 incentive to kids who read 10 books during summer vacation and complete a Reading Rocks brochure before the Sept. 30 deadline. The program … Continue reading

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