Financial Literacy

April 22 to 28 is  Money Smart Week this week, part of Financial Literacy Month. The State Library of Kansas has a list of resources that might be helpful for financial literacy education for all individuals, including multiple age ranges and interest levels.

The Library also has a collection of useful items.

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New YA Fiction 4/9

  • Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley
  • Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
  • More Than Me by Matthew Espinosa
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
  • Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin
  • Calling My name by Liara Tamani
  • The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
  • Nothing by Annie Barrows
  • Like Water by Rebecca Podos
  • Speak Easy Speak Love by McKelle George
  • How To Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat
  • Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
  • Otherworld by Jason Segel
  • Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach
  • Ever the Brave by Erin Summerhill
  • You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
  • The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian
  • Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Not Now Not Ever by Lily Anderson
  • No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky
  • Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
  • Disappeared by Francisco Stork
  • 7 Trees of Stone by Leo Hunt
  • All About Mia by Lisa Williamson
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Foley
  • The Mind Virus by Donna Freitas
  • This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis
  • Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
  • Flying by Carrie Jones
  • Trell by Dick Lehr
  • Madness by Zac Brewer
  • The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace
  • The Beast Within by Serena Valentino
  • Rebels Rising by Shanna Swendson
  • Your Name by Makoto Shinkai
  • You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando
  • Black Light Express by Philip Reeve
  • Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
  • Thunder Head by neal Shusterman
  • As Old as Time: A Twisted a Tale by Liz Braswell
  • There’s Someon Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Batman: Nightwalker by DC Icons
  • The Magician of Hoad by Margaret Mahy
  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  • Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton
  • Trusting You & Other Lies by Nicole Williams
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
  • Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan
  • Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
  • And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz
  • Zenith by Sasha Alsberg
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
  • First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
  • Starfish by Akemi Bowman
  • That Inevitable Victorian by E.K. Johnston
  • Count All Her Bones by April Henry
  • Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser
  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
  • American Heart by Laura Moriarty
  • #Pretty Boy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
  • Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher
  • Flight Risk by Jennifer Fenn
  • #famous by Jilly Gagnon
  • The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson
  • A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
  • That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim
  • Beast Made of Night by Tocki Onyebuchi
  • Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley
  • The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone
  • Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
  • The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers
  • And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin
  • Cause You Love To Hate Me by Ameriie
  • A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho
  • What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard
  • Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Wild Bird by Wendlin Van Draanen
  • What To Say Next by Julie BuxBaum
  • The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty
  • Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  • The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
  • Thick as Thieves by Megan Turner
  • Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
  • Nexus by Scott Westerfeld
  • Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
  • 10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac
  • Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman
  • A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen White
  • Game Change by Joseph Monninger
  • The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Haydu
  • Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
  • I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
  • The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius
  • Fire Color One by Jenny Valentine
  • Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
  • What Girls Are Made of by Elana Arnold
  • The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby
  • The Possible by Tara Altebrando
  • A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl
  • North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
  • The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano
  • Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Katie Ormsbee
  • The Greed by Scott Bergstrom
  • In Some Other Life by Jessic Brody
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
  • 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent
  • The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  • Odd & True by Cat Winters
  • The X Files Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia
  • The X Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry
  • Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  • Stone Mirrors by Jean Atkins
  • Earthsea The Tomb of Atuan by Ursula le Guin
  • Break Us by Jennifer Brown
  • Active Memory by Dan Wells
  • Beck by Ball Peet
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer Nielsen
  • Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
  • Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
  • Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell
  • Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
  • Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones
  • A Very, Very Bad Thing by Jeffery Self
  • Romeo, Juliet & Jim by Larry Schwarz & Iva-Marie Palmer
  • Winner Take All by Laurie Devore
  • A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
  • Genesis by Brendan Reichs
  • Prince of Pot by Tanya Kyi
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  • A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
  • The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
  • The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser
  • All We Can Do is Wait by Richard Lawson
  • Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
  • Everlife by Gena Showalter
  • Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
  • Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
  • As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
  • Slay by Matthew Laurence
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Munstrous by Thomas Sneigoski
  • Sparrow by Sarah Moon
  • The True Queen by Sarah Fine
  • A Million Junes by Emily Henry
  • The Dark Assassin by Joseph Delaney
  • Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno
  • Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun Hutchinson
  • Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  • A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
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  • Between Two Skies by Joanne O’sullivan
  • I Never by Laura Hopper
  • Want by Cindy Pon
  • The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
  • The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
  • A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
  • Reclaiming Shilo Snow
  • It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura
  • Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen
  • The Invasion by Peader O’Guilin
  • I Have Lost My Ways by Gayle Forman
  • Exo by Fonda Lee
  • Intensity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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New DVDs July 2018

  • Agents of Shield Season 1
  • Agents of Shield Season 2
  • Agents of Shield Season 3
  • Agents of Shield Season 4
  • Beirut
  • Big Little Lies Season 1
  • Blockers
  • Borg vs. McEnroe
  • Chappaquikkick
  • Death Wish
  • I Feel Pretty
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Lean on Pete
  • Longmire Season 6
  • A Quiet Place
  • Ready Player One
  • The Crown Season 1
  • The Letter Writer
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New Literacy Kits

We have added seven new Literacy Kits to our collection for checkout.  These kits have long been one of our most popular items, and so we have expanded the type that we are offering.  Our new kits feature a variety of topics for learning and playing at home:

  • Cure It! Doctor Visit
  • Discovering the Body
  • Music Rhythm
  • Phonetic Awareness: Beginning Sounds
  • Phonetic Awareness: Ending Sounds
  • Real Bugs Discovery
  • Science Activities
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A child’s home is their first classroom, and their parents and caregivers are their first teachers. Adults who read to their children every day and talk about whey they are reading together promote a joy of reading and help build strong literacy skills.  Each kit is designed to enhance young children’s early literacy development by providing parents and other caregivers with an assortment of books, songs, and activities to do with their children.

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The take-home kits are visual and interactive, so they quickly grab young children’s attention and keep them engaged with learning. However, all early learners are best served when a parent, caregiver, or other “teacher” is actively involved in reading the books, singing the songs, and playing with the toys and games. All of our learning kits provide an opportunity for directed learning and open exploratory play.

The new kits include a sheet guide for parents and caregivers, highlighting the learning styles and skill development of each kit.  This will help you guide your child through fun, at-home learning.

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