The Dude Abides

“Sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there.” - The Stranger, from The Big Lebowski Arguably the biggest cult film […]

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Build the Ultimate Predator

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge Brain Builder Living things share habitats and interact with each other, and this is especially true at mealtime! Animals that hunt and eat other animals are called predators. The animals they eat are called prey. Predators and prey have adaptations to help them hunt and evade each other. For example, […]

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In the News: Color Codes

Rahm’s Readers Teen Summer Challenge – Newsworthy Animal Challenges Have you ever heard a statement such as "Don't be a chameleon girl who thinks she has to like football because her boyfriend does"? Well, no matter what we might sometimes do to make allies, scientific evidence rejects the popular idea that chameleons use the color […]

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Keep Your Family Safe

Keeping your family safe is important all year round, but it never hurts to think more about being safe during National Safety Month in June. Sharing books on a variety of topics can help you think about good behaviors that keep everyone safe, including young children. Max Cleans Up: One area of focus for Safety Month […]

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Beach Reads: Female Friendships

Summer is FINALLY here and it's time to hit the sandy beaches with an ice cold drink and a good read. Enjoy these books centering around female friendships set against the beautiful beaches of the East Coast. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan chronicles the lives and loves of three generations of Kelleher women as they spend the summer […]

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Sing a Good Book Lately?

Some of my favorite books to share with kids are books that can not only be read together, but sung together too. Singing can help very young children become more aware of the different sounds in words which will in turn help them develop important pre-reading skills, and singing is just plain old fun! Try these […]

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