March 1, 2020

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s March 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 03/02/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "March 2020 Monthly Newsletter"


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February 12, 2020

Today is Darwin Day (February 12), a day to celebrate scientific ingenuity and bravery. Charles Darwin was just one of many scientists who strove to change the way people think about the world. Charles Robert Darwin, (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) was an English biologist, naturalist and geologist. He was best known for … Continue reading "Happy Darwin Day!"


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February 2, 2020

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s February 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 02/03/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "February 2020 Monthly Newsletter"


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February 1, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to again recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I will share a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page. Here is the recap as it unfolds: 2/5/2020: My first … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2020"


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January 29, 2020

Heads up! Next Wednesday – February 5, 2020 is World Read Aloud Day! Sponsored by Scholastic and LitWorld, this worldwide event is celebrated in at least 173 countries. Started in 2010, it is a wonderful reminder of the importance of reading to your children. Something we at Build Your Library have been championing for the … Continue reading "World Read Aloud Day"


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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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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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