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STEAM Three Ways: Silly Putty

Library staff are often crunched for time, particularly in the youth services department (although I may be biased here). To that end, getting the supplies and planning for a single science activity that can be used in multiple age groups has a real, measurable time and budget savings. It’s important …

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“Because I have a story too”: Diversity in Biographies

Image submitted by Tye Jiles to the #WeNeedDiverseBooks tumblr “Why are there more biographies about white people?” I’d been helping a family find children’s biographies to use for a family project on Black History Month, and the 7-year-old girl asked a great question. I quickly came up with the best …

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Grinding And Gameification

I’ve been thinking about grinding lately. Grinding in video games, per Wikipedia, “is a term used in video gaming to describe the process of engaging in repetitive tasks during video games.” It’s an issue in gaming, of course, and there are numerous posts about that already. (I fall in the …

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