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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Our favorite virtual activities

This fall, we’ve been sharing some of our favorite virtual activities with our Discover and Explore posts. Have you missed any? Check out this list ...
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Take a Sad Year & Make It Better: Tips for helping kids share memories and deal with difficult emotions

Virtual learning for early learners: Take a sad year & make it better

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Every year, our final Early Bird Reader tip we send via text (Want weekly early learning tips from the Oak ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Exploring your neighborhood

Feeling stuck in your own neighborhood? Let's visit Mr. Jose as he walks us around his Chicago neighborhood, Belmont Cragin, and shows us some of his ...
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Holidays Around the World 2020

Our annual event has gone virtual! This year, library staff members recorded videos and wrote stories to share their holiday traditions and memories with you, ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Using technology responsibly

By Middle School Services Librarian Beronica Puhr This winter, be safe with what you send over your digital device and where your devices end up ...
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