Posts by dgehlmann

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about interpersonal relationships. Whether it is their relationship with their siblings & parents, classmates & teachers, or the children's librarian at your local public library! This can be a great learning experience for kids to understand and appreciate these different relationships. Please check out the books and videos listed below for suggestions. Valentine’s Day Grab & Go Kit Available in the Library Lobby starting Monday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m. while supplies last. Valentine’s Day-themed Grab & Go kits for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Valentine’s Day Stories &
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Starting Monday, February 6th, Youth Services at White Plains Public library will offer a Graphic Novel Book Club for children in grades 3-6 at 5:00 p.m. in Galaxy Hall. The first meeting will be a chance for the children to get to know each other, discuss the graphic novels they have read – what they liked and disliked about them, and what graphic novels they would like to read as a group going forward. If you would like to join us, please send an email to Donna Gehlmann – dgehlmann@whiteplainslibrary.org. Why Read Graphic Novels? If you ask most librarians, we
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Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Why STEAM is Important

In our busy world, more often than not, we turn to technology to entertain our children. Are you looking for ways to get your kids off their devices and involve them in different activities? Welcome to the world of STEAM education. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education is a great way to help your child make discoveries, ask questions, and solve problems! During the holiday break, White Plains Public Library held a STEAM week for grades 6-12, where kids could drop in to do STEAM activities. The last day, the activity was Paper Airplanes. While STEAM activities are
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Categories: Featured, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.