“Zero Tolerance” = Zero Humanity

Yesterday, the American Library Association condemned the inhumane practice of separating refugee families interned in concentration camps along the southwest border of the United States. The ALA's press release reads, in part, The nation’s library community is appalled that innocent children would face such emotional trauma and would be locked in mass facilities and separated…
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There’s a waffle in my pocket – parenting with patience and humor. Teaching Courage.

I've found that adults are more brave than children.  Why? Adults have had more opportunities to practice courage and bravery. They have found that they can endure something terrifying, or uncomfortable, and they come out on the other end unscathed.  So it's not that we need to teach our kids courage, we need to help…
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Biggby Summer Reading Promotion

The countdown to Summer Reading has started and the Lake Lansing/Abbot Biggby location is excited to help ELPL kick off an amazing Summer Reading season!  Starting June 1, pick up a Biggby promotional card at the library.  During June, complete and check-off all six tasks on the card, return the card to the Lake Lansing/Abbot…
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Miss Eva’s Top Three: June 2018

Welcome to Miss Eva's Top Three! Each month I'll be picking out items from three different areas of the children's section to feature that I've enjoyed -- some new titles, some older ones, but all of them things that have caught my eye! Check out this month's picks below. Picture book: Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio A sweet and funny…
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