Fall storytime schedule set at T. B. Scott Free Library

Preschoolers are invited to T. B. Scott Free Library’s storytime sessions beginning September 14 and 15. Special sessions for different age groups will feature age-appropriate stories, songs and activities. Family Storytime, the traditional Wednesday morning storytime, is open to all age children and adults.  Interactive stories, songs and activities at these sessions are chosen to nurture early literacy […]

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Teenage Citizens

Everyone’s future rests upon the next generation’s ability to realize and support democracy and parents play a major role in preparing the younger generation to achieve that lofty goal. Youth need to be nurtured and taught the necessary skills for civic engagement. Keep reading this week’s Parenthetical post to learn about ways that parents can […]

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Road

Summer means family road trips! Everyone travels somewhere over the summer, even if it is just around town. Whether you are driving 3 miles or 300, you should always be sure to keep kids safe on the road. Regulations on proper car seats and booster seats can be confusing for many parents. The good news […]

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Be a Healthy Role Model

Research shows that kids model their parents’ eating habits, their attitudes toward food and their feelings towards their bodies. Kids also learn how to be physically active, or inactive, by watching those around them. As a parent, or important adult in a child’s life, there are things you can do to help them learn healthy […]

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5-2-1-0 in the First Year

Let this booklet guide both your child’s and your own journey to good health! The tips and suggestions contained here will give you the tools to get started today! You have the power to create healthy lifestyle habits, which will benefit you and your family for a lifetime. So… Let’s Go! A good place to […]

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Mindful parenting

  “Being present” or “mindful” is a goal many people set for the new year. These terms might call to mind yoga or meditation, but did you know that mindfulness can also enhance parenting? Anne Clarkson, University of Wisconsin-Extension digital parenting education specialist, says mindfulness and parenting go hand-in-hand. “Mindfulness is very simply learning to […]

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2-1-1 Day

United Way’s 2-1-1 will celebrate National 2-1-1 Day together with 2-1-1 programs across the country on Thursday, February 11. On this day we recognize the important work done by 2-1-1 to connect people with resources in their communities. Last year 523 Lincoln County residents contacted United Way’s 2-1-1 for help with things like rent, food, […]

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LEGO-MANIA at the library

LEGOs are engaging for those who like the structure of themed building challenges as well as those who thrive on open-ended creativity. Beginning January 3, Family LEGO Club has been scheduled for Sunday afternoons.  Kids and families may drop in any time between 12 and 4 p.m. For children under age 4, there are age-appropriate building sets […]

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