Teen Summer Planning

This post was written by Jenny Bloom, Interim Teen Services Librarian at the Bainbridge Island branch of Kitsap Regional Library.

Dear Teen,

It’s Springtime and your stress level may be high. I am part of the problem. I mean well, and I try not to ask, but I always seem to anyway; “What’s new?”

I truly care, and I don’t want to add to your anxiety, but I bet I do. And you can see it in my pleading eyes. What I really mean is “what are your plans?”

Spring into Author Visits

Spring is officially here and with it comes a fresh new crop of authors visiting the Kitsap Regional Library. Through our Meet the Author events we want to share new ideas and perspectives; create connections between reader and writer; and help foster a sense of belonging to a greater community of readers, writers, and creators. If you haven't had a chance to come to one of our author visits, this season gives a wide variety opportunities. 

Kindergarten Readiness: Social and Emotional Development

One of my passions as a youth services librarian is promoting early literacy skills (the skills a child needs in order to read successfully) at my storytimes. The main reason we promote these skills is to help get children ready for kindergarten and support their parents in this endeavor. However, literacy is not the only skill a child needs in order to find success in the kindergarten classroom.

Everything Babies

Four weeks ago I returned to the library from being on maternity leave. My daughter is now five months old and quite the smiley, curious baby. I can scarcely believe how quickly this time has passed, but also, as many parents know, how long the past five months have felt. Parenthood truly is “the longest shortest time.”

Free Resume Templates available at KRL.org

We see it every day: you use Google to find a blank resume template, but after filling it out and clicking 'Print' - surprise! The website requires you to pay a fee.

Avoid the frustration and use your library card to access not only free templates, but free feedback too.

Start by going to KRL.org and clicking Research (found on the horizontal, black menu bar).

International Women's Day

On January 21, 2017, women all around the world organized and marched to advocate for legislation and policies regarding human rights, women's rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers' rights. The event drew more than 500,000 marchers to Washington D.C., the site of the first planned protest, and worldwide participation was estimated at over five million marchers. The march drew the largest crowd of political protestors since anti-Vietnam protests held during the 1960s and 1970s.

Books for Dog Lovers

Dogs have been on my mind a lot lately.  My wife says I've never met a dog I didn't fall in love with, and visiting any type of dog shelter for me is a bit like asking a two year old not to touch a dish of marshmallows placed in front of them - it's not a question of if I will pick up the marshmallow (or dog, in this case), but when. In other words, when it comes to puppies, I have the impulse control of a toddler. I admit it, I love dogs, and can count on one hand the number of years in my life that I haven't had one (or two, or three). In my opinion, dogs just make life better!


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