July 1, 2013

Whether you ride in the car, an airplane, a boat, or just walk on your own two feet, you probably do a lot of traveling during the summertime. That is why this week’s theme is: Travel!   Why don’t you take a trip this week? You don’t have to go very far. Take a walk … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 4 Theme"


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June 28, 2013

It’s nearing the end of Animal week, I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far! Today I’m going to give you a challenge – let’s see if you can figure out these animal riddles! I am a treetop gymnast. I appear to fly among the branches. I mock the dogs who think that they can catch … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Animal Riddles"


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June 26, 2013

This week’s theme is animals, and today’s activity is for the birds, literally! We are birding nuts here – studying and gazing at every bird that visits our yard. We’ve tried many different types of bird feeders over the years, from fancy squirrel-proof feeders to homemade, to simple suet cages. Living smack in between the … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 3 Activity"


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June 24, 2013

Can you believe we’re already at week 3? Time is flying and summer is in full swing! This week’s theme is a popular one at my house – I’d say at least half of our massive book collection pertains to this topic. Animals! Kids and animals just seem to go together, don’t they? So many … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 3 Theme!"


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June 19, 2013

We’re here in Cape Cod, enjoying our beach vacation. I mentioned before that my kids are big into collecting. Anything they find on the beach that they think is beautiful get’s brought back in a bucket. This particular beach is loaded with shells – you can’t take a step without finding one! So I send … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Beach Scavenger Hunt"


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June 17, 2013

I hope you are enjoying the read-a-thon so far. We’re on vacation this week, relaxing from a very busy year. So in honor of our vacation at Cape Cod, this week’s theme is: The Beach! What is your favorite thing to do at the beach? Do you swim, surf or boogie board? Or just relax … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 2"


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June 12, 2013

How is your reading going so far? I hope everyone is enjoying their summer themed reading selections! There are lots of fun activities that say “summer” to me. You can have a picnic at the park (or in your own back yard!), go outside at dusk and catch fireflies, snack on watermelon or ice cream … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 1: Summer Activity"


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June 10, 2013

I hope your summer’s are getting off to a good start! Today we’ll begin the Build Your Library Summer Read-a-thon, so I hope you’re ready to read! Just a quick review – the read-a-thon will last a total of 10 weeks: June 10 – August 16. During that time, I’ll be putting up posts 2-3 … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Begins Today!"


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May 23, 2013

Every summer, my kids sign up for our local library’s summer reading program. We have a wonderful time participating in the games, contests, and of course, reading lots of great books! So I thought, why not start an online summer reading program at Build Your Library?  For the past few weeks, my oldest daughter and … Continue reading "Build Your Library FREE Summer Read-a-thon!"


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May 5, 2013

My twins do not like to read. They also despise history. There, I said it. This has been difficult for me to accept. I’m as enthusiastic as Buddy the Elf when it comes to history, pass the maple syrup! And books? I am what you may consider a book hoarder. I have loved reading since … Continue reading "Keeping it Real"


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