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Libraries offer story and illustration workshops

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Elisa Kleven will visit several of our libraries next week, starting with Entiat on Monday! In her interactive drawing and story-making workshops, children will develop their own characters, build stories around them, and then create mixed-medium artwork of their own. In addition to Entiat, she will be at our Quincy, […]

Don’t overthink your summer play dates

A week into summer vacation my kids were already muttering the “B” word. Not too loudly, though, because we have a list of chores designed especially for bored children. But they were missing the daily interaction with their friends and a day packed with activity. They were asking for play dates. Lots of them. And […]

Spring break at the library

There are a couple of fun events coming up next month at library branches throughout North Central Washington. The first fun event: Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the book “Goin’ Someplace Special” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches over spring break. The children’s book, written by Patricia C. McKissack, is about […]

Library program brings book to life

Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the award-winning book “Last Stop on Market Street” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches in December. It is a story of a young boy riding a city bus with his grandmother and questioning why they don’t have a car. As they interact with fellow passengers, […]

The importance of reading together

A loud, jolly cry went up as three otters in clown costumes came bounding in. Such acrobatics! They tumbled, balanced, and gyrated, cavorting comically across the laden tabletops without upsetting as much as a single sultana. They ended up hanging— I need a drink of water. (Pause). They ended up hang— Wait! I have to […]

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