Mem Fox for Diversity

Mem Fox is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies and holds three honorary doctorates. Her childrens picture books have been translated into 19 languages and usually center around themes of acceptance and ethnic diversity. Mem Fox lives in her home country of Australia but is constantly on the move as an advocate for literacy…
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Birds, Birds, Birds

Each spring, Tahoma Audubon sponsors a bird drawing contest for Pierce County youth in grades 1-8. Their 18th annual contest is now open for 2017!  The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017.  This year's contest features three backyard birds common in the Pierce County region: American Robin Red-breasted Nuthatch Spotted Towhee Check out their…
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Go Fly a Kite

The seasons are changing and it is time to start going outside…maybe try flying a kite. Young and old do not wait; National Kite Day is on Wednesday, February 8th or if you need a whole month to celebrate April is just around the corner for National Kite Month. Check out these fabulous kite resources…
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Tales to Tails

Read to Sam, the library’s attentive certified therapy dog.  Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and a furry friend that will not judge them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read. Join us at…
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