Have to abandoned your New Years' resolution yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Cause New Year's Resolutions are made to be broken!
I’M IN CHARGE! – The Siblings Guide to Babysitting
Help your oldest kid to succeed at babysitting their siblings with this checklist of things to discuss beforehand.
DO: Take a Hike!
Get outside with these tried-and-true tips for having a successful hiking trip with children.
Today is Gonna be a Great Day: A Phineas and Ferb Theme Song Parody
Imagine if Phineas and Ferb [opens video link of theme song] grew up to be librarians and hosted OPL's summer reading program. What song would they write to promote all the fun events we are having? Maybe it would sound something like this: There are 104 days of summer vacation Then school comes along just…
Saturday, May 7th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
This the the one day of the year you can walk into any public library in Oakland (and most comic book stores) and walk out with a free comic book! While comic book readers are reacting like this: Many more readers are reacting like this: Let's be honest, many folks are not comic book…
Modeling Kindness and Acceptance
As a parent, I am always looking for teachable moments, even when watching television. By watching others my son learned how to be kind and to be accepting of differences.
My youngest son woke up this morning very nervous. He complained of stomach pains and didn't eat much breakfast, claiming he wasn't hungry. So of course I used an at-home COVID test to see if he was ok. While waiting the standard 15 minutes for the results he asked me, "If I am positive, does…
Unsung Heroes that Helped Desegregate Public Libraries
Most school-age students know that if it weren't for non-violent protests such as sit-ins, they wouldn't be able to share a restaurant or lunch counter with their friends regardless of skin color. They also understand if it weren't for the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s - 1960s, everyone wouldn't be able to ride the…
Voices of Freedom: Famous Speakers and Speeches in Black History
It is Black history this month, and many children will honor Dr. King by reciting his “I Have A Dream Speech”. But if your child has already memorized this speech they may be interested in learning more about great speakers and speeches throughout Black History. If this is the case, here are a few more…
Tis the Season for Sensory Overload
Allow me to introduce you to a holiday season in a sensory sensitive household.
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