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Children are known for being afraid of all manner of things, from the dark to monsters under the bed to the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz (a very reasonable fear!). For my two-year-old son, however, it’s unicorns. Terrifying, I know. How did this fear come to be? Apparently, from a scene in a Disney Junior's Little

Jenn, our children's librarian

On Monday the American Library Association (ALA) announced all of the Youth Media Awards (or YMAs). I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them, like the Caldecott for illustrations and the Newbery for writing. But, there are more than a dozen awards given out by multiple divisions within ALA. This day can be compared to the Academy Awards,

Molly, our teen librarian

Mr. Kirk was my 4th grade computer teacher. He did everything he could to convince us to call him Captain Kirk, but he didn’t really have the swagger of William Shatner and it never really stuck. I think this made him think that we thought he was uncool, but honestly, my clearest memories from 4th grade were

Jenn, our children's librarian

Sigh… isn’t that always the way. I go through periods where I am equal with the greatest thinkers of all time and then I have to write something down and I can’t think of a single thing to say. You’ll just have to settle for some random thoughts: #1 I won’t finish my reading challenge and I’m surprisingly

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Ever since we installed our first Little Free Library at Mondauk Common playground in 2014, I’ve noticed Little Free Libraries everywhere. The concept is so simple, so beautiful. You come upon this sweet little surprise, a hidden gem, in an unusual place that invites you to browse for a few quiet, relaxing moments. If you find something you’d

Jenn, our children's librarian

I’m back! This election season we need to be teaching our children how the process works. We can watch coverage, we can discuss our thoughts as a family, but we also need to ensure that our children have the basic understanding of how government elections work. School Library Journal compiled a listing of resources for teachers and

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For those of us caught up in the whirlwind of a new school year, the beginning of September offers more “new” than the actual New Year itself. This is a time for new teachers, new clothes, new friends, new sports & clubs, new fun, new fears, new lessons, new schedules… So perhaps it’s not surprising that I chose

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The 2016 Friends of Upper Dublin Library Art in the Park Crafts Show (third annual) held August 27th again proved to be very successful for the Friends (net proceeds over $3,100), the crafters, and the buying public. We had 78 crafters at the growing event (from NJ, PA, and DE), presenting an impressive array of quality products.

Jenn, our children's librarian

If you weren’t there last night, you missed some fantastic performances. Ranging in age from 5-10, fifteen children delighted an audience of their family, friends, and community members. There was dancing, singing, violin playing, acting, hula hooping, jump roping, and lots and lots of clapping. As the hostess with the mostess, I had a front row seat

Jenn, our children's librarian

Hello all, how are you? I am doing okay. We are still very busy with programs and summer readers. Did you know you can still sign-up for the Summer Reading Club (this week’s prize for kids is a sports rubber duckie)? There are countless families here every day playing and picking out books, movies, and cds.   This morning