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Work Together Wednesday: What Children Learn Through Block Play

During block play, children develop reading, writing, math, science, language, and social skills. When children build with blocks, children learn about sizes and shapes, spatial relationships, math concepts, and problem-solving. When children lift, shove, stack, and move blocks, they know about weight and size.

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Week of the Young Child: Exploring Music at Home

Parents are their children's first teachers, and we know young children learn best through play. What better way to teach your child than through music play? Here is a list of ideas of how you can enjoy music with your child and activities that will help with brain development and getting your child ready to read. Most importantly, remember to relax and make it a joyful time for you and your child.

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COVID-19 Home Test Kits Available At Select Library Locations

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is joining over 100 Ohio public libraries in distributing free COVID-19 test kits while supplies last. Provided by the Ohio Department of Health, the 15-minute Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Test is for at-home COVID-19 testing only, in conjunction with a free telehealth session provided by eMed proctors.

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Important Library Levy on the May 4 ballot

As we continue to navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and move through 2021, the dominant issue for our library system is the 1.9 mill renewal levy on the May 4 primary election ballot.

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Asian American Voices

For today and every day, here is a list of recommended picture books to share with children remembering, honoring, celebrating and uplifting Asian American voices, cultures and experiences.

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