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 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    December 7, 2016

New parent texting tool helps prepare kids for kindergarten

By BECKY IWEN Sweetwater County Library System Raising a young child can be one of the most trying and enjoyable jobs many parents and caregivers face today. The Sweetwater County Library would like to help you share a love of reading and books with...

 
 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    June 1, 2016

Library hosts reading program

On your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer is here and we are ready at the Sweetwater County Library to beat the summer slide. The Summer Reading Program is designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer and to help avoid the summer slide, which is...

 

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Each year, communities across America celebrate with the National Education Association’s signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Working with libraries, schools and community organizations this program focuses on motivating children and...

 

Small steps have a big impact on early literacy

According to the American Library Association, in the past 20 years, numerous studies have exposed a startling truth: by the time children from low-income families reach the age four, they will have heard 30 million fewer words than their more...

 
 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    August 12, 2015

Fall fills with fun youth activities at the library

With the end of summer reading fast approaching the library has been overrun with excited youth turning in their reading logs for books and prizes. Many of them have the $100 cash drawing is sight and are working hard to reach the 2,000 minutes...

 
 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Library system host programs for all ages

We’re having fun this summer at the library. The Summer Reading Program is for every person in Sweetwater County. Everyone from newborns to adults can stop in, sign up, log their reading and win prizes. The library system’s Summer Reading Program...

 
 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Discussing the power of play

Curiosity drives learning, and one of the most effective ways for children to explore new ideas and concepts is through play. At the library we believe in encouraging a lifelong joy of reading and learning for all, especially children. We strive to...

 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss at your local libraries

Each year, communities across America celebrate with the National Education Association’s signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Working with libraries, schools and community organizations, this program focuses on motivating children and...

 
 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    January 7, 2015

How much time is too much screen time?

While celebrating Christmas, I reflected on what it means to be a parent in this ever-changing world. Computers were a fairly new thing when I was a child and having a single family computer was exciting. Now many households have smartphones and...

 

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