January 20, 2020

Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr.  It has been more than 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always been as it is now, but only a short time ago, there were … Continue reading "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day"


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January 2, 2020

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s January 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 01/02/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "January 2020 Monthly Newsletter"


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January 1, 2020

Welcome to the 1st installment of the Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club! The January 2020 theme is “Birds of a Feather“. This curated reading selection will be one fantastic read aloud book that you will be excited to share with your entire family. In addition to the book, you will receive a booklet … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"


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December 15, 2019

Actually, no. Not really. I would much prefer staying inside when it is freezing out. I know going outside and getting fresh air is good for you. But I’d rather curl up hygge style with a book under a blanket. I do like snowmen. Well indoor snowmen. Snowman cookies, snowman ornaments and books about snowmen! … Continue reading "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?"


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December 2, 2019

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s December 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 12/02/19 9:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "December 2019 Monthly Newsletter"


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November 30, 2019

What is Jólabókaflóð, you say? Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot) means “Yule Book Flood”, a popular Christmas tradition from Iceland in which books are exchanged as gifts on Christmas Eve. The tradition originated during World War II when Iceland was under financial struggle and foreign imports were restricted. So there were very limited options when it came … Continue reading "Jingle Bells! Jolabokaflod! Reading All the Way!"


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November 26, 2019

This is going to be the final post in the Educational Gifts series, but if you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, there is still plenty of time to shop. I’ve had a lot of fun sharing some great ideas for holiday gifts. Thus far, I’ve shared ideas for Language Arts, Science, Math, … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Cook Family Favorites"


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November 25, 2019

To kick off the holiday season, we’re having a sale you won’t want to miss! No lines, No waiting at BuildYourLibrary.com! All from the comfort of your couch or cozy chair! From November 25 – December 8 you can take 25% off your entire purchase including all full-year programs, unit studies and remaining Family Reading … Continue reading "Shop Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!"


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November 23, 2019

It’s my favorite time of year! Not just because of the holiday season, but also because I love planning and making goals for the new year. I set multiple reading goals for myself, and I encourage my children to do the same. Last year, I created the 2019 Build Your Library Family Reading Challenge, and … Continue reading "2020 Build Your Library Reading Challenge"


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November 22, 2019

We’ve been exploring ideas for educational gifts for the holidays. I’ve already shared ideas for Language Arts, Science, History/Geography and Math themed gifts. Today, I’m going to share some ideas for art inspired gifts. This is actually a pretty easy category, for the most part. What kid doesn’t love getting new crayons, color pencils or … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Art Edition"


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