Foreword: January 29, 2018

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A big congratulations to our first ever Kid Reader of the Month, Vivien Matts! She is 11 years old, and received several nominations.  Vivien loves to read, especially fiction novels.  Some of her favorite books include Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, and Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell.  She also loves roller derby and painting, and wants to be an astronomer when she grows up.  Her favorite thing about the Black Creek Village Library is how friendly and helpful everyone is.

To nominate someone for Kid Reader of the Month, you can access the form on our website:, through our Facebook page (here’s the direct link that will take you to the online form:), or fill out a paper nomination form at the library.  All winners will have their picture in the paper, along with a short interview.

Speaking of kids, it can be difficult as parents to monitor the quality and content of the media our children are being exposed to.  This can be a cause for concern, especially because we know that all forms of media significantly impact development - socially, cognitively, emotionally, and even physically. With children spending an average of 50 hours a week in front of a screen, it is more important than ever to make sure we are making responsible choices for our children when it comes to media content.

Common Sense Media ( is a great resource for parents to help us make educated choices about the media our children are consuming.  There are lists, reviews, forums, and blogs about movies, TV, websites, YouTube videos, video games, books, apps, etc.  There’s even a search box in which a parent can select the child’s age (it’s even possible to select an age range,) and then select the type of media they’re looking for. This search will bring up hundreds of materials appropriate and recommended for this age or age range. It’s a completely free, non-profit organization – and parents can also sign up for weekly emails that provide lists of age-appropriate materials and content for children.  Check it out – I know you won’t be disappointed.  Let’s keep our children’s minds healthy!

Please remember that when the Seymour Area School District schools are closed due to weather, we are also closed, so you might want to call before you make the trip if you’re not sure.  All items will be backdated to our last open day when we check them in, so items will not be late.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, Feb. 1st @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Friday, Feb. 2nd @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, Feb. 2nd @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, Feb. 2nd  @ 3:15 PM – FLASH Friday – LEGOS!