Children’s Services Blog

Or Would You Rather Be A Fish? By: Connie Boomer While eating dinner last night my husband was telling me that there were eight squirrels in our back yard that afternoon.  He described how they were all jumping around, chasing each other, and generally having a party...

Libraries: A Homeschoolers Best Friend By: Julie Armstrong If you’ve homeschooled for any amount of time you know that libraries can be a homeschoolers best friend for one obvious reason-stacks and stacks of books. Our shelves are packed with interesting and informative books to help with science,...

Summer Reading Fun Outside! By: Lisa Glesil, Fishers Youth Services Librarian Reading books and summertime go together, but reading doesn't have to be inside!  Here are some ideas for enjoying books outside in the great summer weather.  Plan a picnic with the kids using a favorite children's book...

Welcome to TrueFlix! By: Julie Armstrong Non-fiction books often get overlooked when we talk about reading. Everyone wants to tell you about the last good mystery or adventure book that they read, but what about the last book on colonizing Mars or about habitat loss for the...

Say What? By: Connie Boomer At my first job after graduating from college I had a co-worker who was fond of saying "all you'll see is elbows and heels" as she was heading out the door at the end of the day.  At my next job my...

Staff Book Review: Wolfie & Fly by Cary Fagan Review by: Angela Dubinger Renata Wolfman likes facts, reading, and being by herself. She's not sure why she needs to have friends, as her parents suggest, and she is perfectly fine with her own opinions. Livingston Flott, on the other hand, loves...

I Loved this Book! What Should I Read Next? By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian We have all been there. You’ve finished a series or a book that blew you away. You laughed, you cried, and now you’re hungry for more! Maybe you are a parent, on...

Funny Picture Books Perfect for Guest Readers By: Jackie Humphrey I think all parents at one time or another are asked by their child’s teacher to volunteer to come into the classroom and be a guest reader.  Usually your child gets to sit next to you in...

Week of the Young Child: April 16-20 We're so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their...

Sing Your Stories: The Importance of Music with Stories By: Lisa Glesil, Fishers Youth Services Librarian Music is fun for children and adults alike, but its value goes beyond just mere entertainment.  Making music benefits children in several ways:  it triggers the release of dopamine, a brain chemical...