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Lorrie Pomian Fisher

School Services Librarian

Community Engagement


Blog Posts

Supporting Learning This School Year

What does "back-to-school" mean for your family this year? And how might it change as the school year goes on? We're here to support you no matter what!

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How Can We Help from Home?

Here are ways to help people feel connected in the physical world when we can't be together in person.

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The Kids Are Home! We Can Help Them Keep up Their Learning

The kids can still use great content from the library while schools and our building are closed. All you need is a library card to access these resources.

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Science is Full of Characters

The stereotype that scientists are all old dudes in lab coats sporting crazy hairdos couldn't be farther from the truth! Science is full of characters of all kinds. Library books help correct our misconceptions about who scientists are and what they look like. These kid- and family-friendly reads will introduce you to some of my favorites.

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Experimenting with Science

Would you like to perform a science experiment? After checking out these kid- and family-friendly books, my hypothesis is you and your family will have a great time learning about science together.

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Many Kinds of Mango

I enjoy a variety of fruit and consider myself a budding connoisseur. I like to try new varieties when I have the opportunity, however, the mango has somehow escaped my notice until recently. I am unusually hesitant to try it, so to gain a better understanding, I looked at the following books and was delighted to find that there is much to learn from a mango. Also, in children’s books a mango is not always a fruit!

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Building Bridges to World Peace

If you’ve been wondering what books you can share with the youngest people in your life (and perhaps the oldest too!) about building bridges to world peace, I highly recommend these books as a place to start.

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Skokie Spirit Shines Through (Grades 3-5)

The Skokie Spirit Shine Through campaign is meant to highlight the strength of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. These books can help kids in grades 3-5 find ways to feel hope and build community.

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