Here are some story books about writing and drawing to help introduce the activity:
Clermont County Public Library
Readers almost always have a To Be Read list or even a stack of actual books. We want to be prepared for when we finish a book. We need to know that books are at hand so that we’re not stuck reading the back of the cereal box. Some of us stash books to make …
Campbell County Public Library
Help your child learn through play this November. You could win a family membership to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden! 30 Ways to Play The best way to learn is by doing, and the best way to do is by playing. We’re making it pay even more to play with 30 Ways to Play. It’s simple: Complete a log [...]
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of The Drunken Spelunker's Guide to Plato
5/5: I picked up this book on a whim as I have a fondness for all things cave related. What I discovered was a novel that beautifully applies Plato's Allegory of the Cave to the life of a young woman named Josie. As soon as she is able, Josie hops a bus to the first promising town as a way to escape her family and find her own way. She disembarks in Waterville, a small Southern town, and finds her way to a…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of How to Train a Train
5/5: How do you train your train? Need help? Check this book out to learn how to catch a live train, train your pet train, name your train, play with your train, and care for your new friend. All of your friends will be impressed with your knowledge of pet train behavior! There are also incredible pictures included to help illustrate different train personalities and needs. Consider yourself lucky to have such a resource at your fingertips! Pet trains and train training should…
What Hamilton County Public Health Does for our Community
Have you ever wondered what public health means? What does Hamilton County Public Health do to improve the health and well being of Hamilton County, Ohio res...
Heads up: PG&E Public Safety Outage For Wednesday, November 20 (Marin County) — Nextdoor
Dear Neighbors The Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has been made aware of a Public Safety Power Shutoff that will potentially affect 23,345 metered locations in Marin County. The Power Shutoff is projected to start Wednesday November 20th at around 4:00PM. PG&E expects to receive the all clear and start line inspections on Thursday November 21st at 0800AM. This means it could take 24…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
3/5: This book is from the same author of "The Tipping Point" and "Outliers", books I very much enjoyed. In "What the Dog Saw", Gladwell provides a collection of his writings from the "New York Times". The chapters provide overviews of newsworthy topics and issues, in essence their "back story". He examines the facts, history and interesting details of a wide range of topics, e.g. from a discussion of whether pit bulls reputation as fierce killers is warranted; the creation of a famous…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of What Pet Should I Get?
5/5: In this newly discovered book by Dr. Seuss, a brother and sister are at the pet store trying to decide what pet to get. Of course they can only have one, but all the pets look like so much fun it’s hard to choose just one. The other problem they face is they have a deadline; Mother and Dad said to be home by noon. This may be a “new” Dr. Seuss book, but with familiar characters, animals, and rhymes it already…
Why King County’s EMS is the best in the world: Q&A with Mickey Eisenberg
Those of us here in King County are lucky enough to live in one of the best places in the nation (perhaps, the world) for emergency response. Our cardiac arrest survival rate, the gold standard in …
You Can Now Stream 100 Free Movies Per Month with a Cuyahoga County Public Library Card
Earlier this month, the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) announced that cardholders are now be able to stream movies online with Kanopy, a video collection...
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of How to Speak Dolphin
4/5: Lily and her busy stepfather are mourning the recent death of Lily’s mother, leaving Lily with most of the responsibility for caring for her severely autistic 4-year-old stepbrother Adam. Through a visit to Dolphin Inlet, they discover Adam’s affinity and seeming ability to communicate with dolphins and hear about a dolphin therapy program for disabled children. Her father, who is a doctor, is asked to…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of What's Your Favorite Animal?
5/5: This book is a wonderful compilation of artwork depicting the favorite animals of famous children’s authors and illustrators. Of course it’s no surprise that Nick Bruel’s favorite is the infamous Bad Kitty; but wait a minute, oh no, I think it really is octopuses; sorry Bad Kitty. Beautiful artwork by well-known children’s illustrators including Lucy Cousins, Susan Jeffers, Jon Klassen, Mo Willems, Chris Raschka and…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of What Katie Ate on the Weekend
4/5: This is an absolutely beautiful cookbook, and part memoir because the author added journal entries and stories from her travels and family dinners. It has the most photos I've ever seen in a cookbook, and they are all gorgeous! I especially loved the chapters on food inspired by her travels to Dublin and Italy, because I've been to both amazing places. It was wonderful to see her fantastic photography of both places, along with her journal entries on each. A great cookbook…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of A Travel Guide to Life
5/5: This book is a call to be honest about your life and your search for happiness. It doesn't just focus on material wealth or shallow happiness but looks deeper into the spiritual level and the important role that a healthy spiritual life has on overall happiness. It guides us to love ourselves, treat our happiness and well-being from a holistic perspective, and to make a fresh start today in putting God first. I found this book refreshing, uplifting, and encouraging. Bettina P…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of DIY Braids
5/5: Braided hairstyles have become very popular in recent years but they can be intimidating to recreate yourself. "DIY Braids" uses photographs and step-by-step instructions to help you create beautiful braided hairstyles that can be very simple or complex. I appreciated that the models used in the book had different hair types. One had straight hair and the other had curly hair. There is also a style that is reminiscent of the braid worn by Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" films. All…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of A Field Guide to Awkward Silences
4/5: Washington Post columnist and twenty-something Alexandra Petri has never been afraid to embrace the awkward and to march to beat of her own eccentric drummer. This humorous memoir is composed of essays on a number of experiences that explore varying types and degrees of awkwardness. Experiences include participation in an international pun championship, attending a speed dating session at a Star Wars convention, and answering…
Marathon County Public Library MCPL's review of Southern Living What's for Supper
4/5: Are you looking for simple and quick meals for your hectic weeknights? This collection of recipes is fully illustrated with recipes that are easy and with ingredient lists that are not a mile long. Included with many of the recipes are budget tips and meal ideas as well. A great resource for speedy meals that won't break your schedule or your budget! Sarah M. / Marathon County Public Library Find this book in our library catalog.
Inside EMS Podcast: How EMS can get help for depression
Host Kelly Grayson talks about his personal struggles with mental health issues, and discusses with host Chris Cebollero the need for more agency resources
From clerk-typist to county's top cop: Morris sheriff names new chief
Detective Lt. Kelley Zienowicz, a 20-year veteran of the department, was promoted last week to the rank of chief Morris County sheriff’s officer.