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11 Library Life Hacks

What comes to mind when you think of the library? Maybe you get a nostalgic feeling for the smell of lots and lots of books. Or maybe you remember going to story time with your kids. Maybe you even think of signing up for summer reading programs. You can still find all of those things at libraries. But most have also adapted for a digital world and may now offer everything from homework help, to career services, to author events, and musical programs. Some even let you use 3D printers. Your library doesn’t have to be large to offer expanded services, as small libraries often have access to bigger collections and online services that extend what they provide in branches.

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Bad Report Card Blues

Your child brings home a bad report card. Your first instinct may be to punish them in order to make them raise their marks. However, will that really solve the problem?

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Back to School with ADHD

September 13-20 is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Week. When I mentioned this to the mother of a child with attention problems, she laughed. "I wish I only had to think about ADHD one week a year," she said. "For us, it's a year-round concern. I guess this refers to when it's uppermost in our minds because of starting school."

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Re-Igniting a Love of Reading in Your Child

When a child is younger, he or she may love nothing more than to sit on his or her parent’s lap and read a story. But many times, a child’s love of reading fades as he or she gets older. Each age group has different struggles when it comes to reading; here are some ways to maintain a love of reading in a child of any age.

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