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Summer Read-a-thon Winners!

First, I want to thank everyone who participated in the first ever Build Your Library Summer Read-a-thon! I had a lot of fun and I hope you enjoyed it as well. This afternoon, my daughter and I divided up the … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Activity Week 10

This week’s theme is all about books – so how about going on a Book Scavenger Hunt? You can do this at home if you have a good amount of books, or take it to the library or local bookstore. … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Week 10 Theme

This is it everyone – the last week of the Read-a-thon! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! I just want to remind you – if you signed up before the read-a-thon began, and you want … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Activites

This week’s theme is Science and Math – there are so many fun ways to “play” with these academic topics! One of our favorite sources for science experiments is Steve Spangler Science. There are TONS of videos of experiments divided … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Theme

Just a reminder- there are only 2 weeks left – the Read-a-thon will end next week on Friday the 16th of August. If you signed up before the read-a-thon began, and you want to be entered into the drawing to … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Week 8 Activities

The theme this week is Famous People and Famous Places, so here’s some fun ideas to help you explore the theme: World Landmarks Puzzles¬†– This website is a lot of fun if you enjoy puzzles. There are 50 landmarks that … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Week 8 Theme

How is your reading going? Just a reminder, if you want to enter the writing contest, you have a few more days to submit a story! Just get it submitted by midnight (eastern time) on July 31. Now for this … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Writing Contest!

What is it that makes a fantasy story great? Is it the element of mythology? A world completely different from our own? A touch of magic mixed into a reality similar to our own? When I think of fantasy, I … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon: Week 7 Theme

We’re plugging right along with our Read-a-thon. This week’s theme is a fun one, full of make believe and wonder.   Dragons, Fairies and Magic The fantasy realms can be so much fun for children because ANYTHING can happen!¬† Talking … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Activity: Family Tree

Since this week’s theme is Family, why not spend some time learning about your own family history? Learning about your family history, teaching your children about the past, their ancestors and family origins can be a rewarding adventure. While researching … Continue reading

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