Wonderbooks!

I've always loved audiobooks. Growing up, we always had them around the house (always from our local library). I especially loved the books that came with cassette tapes that would read the story aloud to you while you looked through a physical copy of the book. My personal favorite of these was my personal copy…
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Educational Apps for Kiddos!

The iPads in the children's section have a ton of cool and educational apps. We've compiled a list of apps that we have installed and are frequently used by our littlest patrons.  Bloom - This app pairs ambient music with artwork for an interactive and calming experience. (iOS only) Relationshapes - Drag, resize, and match shapes to…
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A Truly Great Read

We’ve all been there, the reading slump. I’ve spent my fair share of time feeling the “wow, I’d sure love to enjoy this book or any book really but nothing is quite hitting the spot.” Often times when I’m in a slump like this, my mental health is to blame. Like many of you out…
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Responsibility Done Right

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) for the PS4 is the best Peter Parker has been written in over a decade. I may go so far as to say that this game has the most solid portrayal of Peter Parker in any Peter Parker-centric story. Now, I know that’s a big…
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The UnBEARably Shocking Truth!

So, Berenstain Bears. Yes, not Berenstein, though that’s an entirely different blogpost. The Bear Family; Mama, Papa, Sister, and Brother have been staples of children’s literature since 1962 and still find themselves going on all sorts of bear-related adventures to this day. That’s 57 years worth of stories! One thing that’s always struck me as…
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Board Game Shenanigans!

Working in libraries is VERY serious work. No fun, ever. Okay, I'm just kidding. Working at the Lawrence Public Library is far and beyond the most enjoyable job I've ever had. I get to spend my day talking with kiddos about books they like, making crafts, and meeting fantastic people. One thing I've never done…
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