Kids@SPL Blog Posts

Beachcombing 101

Did you know that there are some people who have never seen the ocean? Hard to believe, but it is true. We are super lucky here in Scarborough, because we are so close to the Atlantic Ocean. For some, the water is just a few steps away from their home! Now that the weather is warmer, the sun is out shining so bright, folks are starting to spend more time outside. I notice more and more cars are parked in the beach parking lot, which means warm weather = beach time.

Let me recommend a few great books to share after you come home from a day at the seashore.

Award news

In mid-January librarians wait in anticipation for the American Library Association to announce the winners of the most prestigious awards for children's books. The buzz for which book will win begins in September. Bloggers begin giving their opinions and hoping their favorite title wins.

Dogs who sniff to make your world safe

A dog's nose is crammed with sensitive cells that can sort out thousands of odor messages. Depending on the type of dog, some will have more cells than others. 

To those who wish to be an author

It's been awhile since I've posted. We've had a crazy, busy summer and only now do I feel I'm getting back to some routine.

So you want to be an author:

I cannot tell you the number of times I've received a phone call or a visit from someone who wishes to write a book for children.

"Hi! I've written a book for children and I'm wondering if you will read it."

Whenever possible I say no and explain that I am not an editor. I may know books, but I have no qualifications that would help you get your book published.

School Daze

Do you have children starting school in a few days? Maybe for the first time?

Summer Reading

Things continue to be crazy, busy here in the Youth Services Department. Children are in every day we are open to have their Reading Logs stamped, then putting a sticker with their name on it for the Wall of Fame.

Get a Clue Science!

On Wednesday, July 9, Marilyn Taylor and Mrs. C led a group of children in a science project.

First, we read the book, Mirette On the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully.

Garden to Table by Katherine Hengel

What did you plant in your garden this year? Peas? Tomatoes? Carrots? Basil? Having such a bounty of fresh vegetables at your fingertips makes preparing supper fun.

Maker Day

Coming up for all ages on Wednesday, June 25 at 3:00 PM-5:00 PM is our Maker Day!