Summer Fun: Camp Stories for Kids

Kids can have fun and lots of laughs with these summer camp stories!

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee byChris Van Dusen (ebook)

Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they…

    Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman (eBook)

Big Dog . . . Little Dog–are back!  Fred and Ted go camping, and as usual, their uniquely different approaches to doing things (such as packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques) have humorous–and sometimes surprising–results. A charming introduction to opposites that beginner readers will find ruff to put down!

Arthur’s Camp-Out by Lillian Hoban  (eAudio Book)

Violet’s camping out too, but her friends don’t want Arthur around. So Arthur decides to collect slimy things he knows Violet wouldn’t like. But he doesn’t count on slippery rocks and swooping bats, or…

Summer Fun With BrainFuse

This summer have some fun with Brainfuse’s Flashbulb!  What is Flashbulb? You can make your own games, like bug chase, hangman, crossword puzzles, scramble word or matching games.

Challenge your friends with your knowledge!

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Women Health Resources

Here are some free resources for women from the Library’s Health and Wellness Resource Center:

Women have unique health needs, but the good news is that there is plenty of great information out there to aid us in our quest to live healthy lives. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health provides many helpful suggestions for women who are looking to be proactive about health.

Among the steps the office advocates are:

  • Pursuing at least two and a half hours of moderate exercise a week, one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity or a combination of both
  • Eating a nutritious diet that limits sodium, trans and saturated fats, cholesterol and added sugars and is rich in fruits, vegetables and grains
  • Visiting a healthcare professional on a regular basis to pursue preventive screenings
  • Avoiding risky behaviors like smoking

The Women’s Health web site provides links to myriad health resources on specific diseases and conditions. It also includes helpful tools to assist women in taking the first steps to live healthier. Included among those tools are the following:

Additional resources on women’s health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its website with women’s health information including a “Hot Topics” section, which addresses common health topics affecting women, among them women and diabetes, pregnancy, heart health for women, menopause and more. The FDA website also has a section dedicated to ongoing research being conducted in areas of women’s health.

The website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also contains helpful women’s health information and statistics including a page dedicated to healthy living tips and an RSS feed of women’s health-related news.

Jane Eyre and Feminism

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What type of books does Jane E-y-r-e  write? Are you familiar with her?

In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Jane moves gradually from primitive and occasionally violent reactions to a more rational and civilized response. Eventually, both Jane and the novel evolve to the point that they must transcend what she and her contemporaries knew of history, a history that revolves around the exploitation of the weak by the strong, to something more feminine and egalitarian, according to Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion.

This reference work is one of the many print titles available as an eBook in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Quick Summer Reads for Teens Under 200 Pages

Dead Girls Don't Write Letters Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters
By Giles, Gail
2004-08 – Simon Pulse
From the acclaimed author of “Shattering Glass.” When Sunny Reynolds’s sister, Jazz, dies in a fire, the family falls apart. Soon, “Jazz” comes home, and everything returns to normal. But Sunny knows this girl is not her sister. Who is she? And what does she want? …More
Playing in Traffic Playing in Traffic
By Giles, Gail
2004-09 – Roaring Brook Press
Why has multi-pierced, multi-tattooed Skye Colby, the sexy and weird Goth Girl, singled out Matt, an almost invisible nobody, for special attention? This gripping page-turner propels readers from one surprising revelation to the next–right to the shocking ending. …More
Fat Kid Rules the World Fat Kid Rules the World
By Going, K. L.
2004-11 – Speak
This Michael L. Printz Honor Book and “School Library Journal” Best Book of the Year is an engaging debut–the story of two unlikely friends who meet when a high-school dropout talks a boy out of suicide and who ultimately save each other. …More
Invisible Invisible
By Hautman, Pete
2006-11 – Simon Pulse
In this chilling look inside the mind of a loner, the author of the National Book Award winner “Godless” crafts a compelling novel that will have readers guessing until its explosive end. …More
Jumped Jumped
By Williams-Garcia, Rita
2011-01 – Amistad Press
An acclaimed Coretta Scott King Honor author delivers a fast-paced, gritty narrative about the intertwined lives of three girls during one violent day in an urban high school. A National Book Award finalist. …More

Watch for more reading suggestions of books under 200 pages next Saturday July 2nd.