Posted in Kids & Parents
At the end of each year I become an amateur pollster.
I survey people to help me predict the winner of an election for which I am not even a registered voter.
No matter what party lines you fall on, this past election year has been an exhausting one. The country feels anxious, angry and divided, and it can be overwhelming to think about where we go from here.
But it’s important not to lose sight of the simple things we can encourage in our children: compassion, empathy, inclusion, involvement, and kindness.
Here, in Youth Services, we try and find ways to embody these traits every day. One of the things staff love most about our library is that everyone is always welcome. On any given day, you can find children and families of all different beliefs and backgrounds, together, making our community strong.
This, we think, is so important right now.
I always know the Holidays are here when my Creative Services office is covered in glitter, fake snow and smells like a hot glue gun.
We start in early November, making and assembling all the decorations that will go up for the winter season.
It is one of the best parts of my job, because I LOVE the Holidays.
Halloween is nearly here, and with making costumes, carving jack-o-lanterns, and spookifying the yard for trick-or-treaters, you might not have time to pick out the perfect movie for the children to watch while they devour all the candy they’ve collected.