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Ideas for Entertaining the Kids at Home

Are you looking for ideas to help keep the children engaged when public venues are closed? The Library is here to help!

Author/illustrator Mo Willems is presenting Lunch Doodles at noon every day (

Author/illustrator Jan Brett offers coloring pages based on her book illustrations, but if you don’t have a printer you can check out the activities related to her books. See either or both at her website (

Pinterest has lots of art and craft activities for all ages.

Project Gutenberg has over 60,000 books to read online or download for free – look for classic children’s books and folktales.

We’d like to share a tale from Project Gutenberg: A Russian folktale called “The Hungry Wolf.” Although the Library is closed, we are working for you here at the main library – here is our first attempt at online programming for you! We’re hoping to improve as we do this more and more. Instructions for the origami follow at the end, so have your paper square ready!

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