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The Not-So-Great Outdoors

One of the reasons outside play is so important is it gives children a chance to learn their limits. When they swing upside-down from...

Adventures in Learning Together…Make the library part of your family story

The Greater Victoria Public Library has put together activities you can undertake with your grandchild to develop your special bond and help set up...

Unicorns, Fairies & Mermaids, Oh My!

There’s something about unicorns, mermaids and fairies that captures our collective imagination. I was at a party recently, and there was a lady there...

Tales of War & Hope

On June 6, 1944, the Allied troops landed on the coast of France and began to push across the country. By the end of...

The Importance of Friendship

February is celebrated as the month of love. Pink and red hearts and roses are proudly displayed everywhere. But romantic gestures are not the...

Kids Picks…or the Books I Can Recite in My Sleep

In the process of choosing a theme for the May Book Nook, I considered reviewing books that showcase the delightful relationships kids have with...

Books for When it’s Raining Cats & Dogs

As I write this, it is actually sunny outside. A quick glance at the forecast, however, reminds me that this clear sky won’t be...

Literacy & Special Needs Kids

Saturday morning is coffee, cookies and books in bed time.This is known throughout the Blomer-Gadd clan. When the cousins visit, even though they are...

7 Funny Stories

When I was growing up, I was never good at practical jokes. April Fools’ Day was lost on me. But that doesn’t mean the...
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Family Summer Guide 2020

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