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Last weekend, stuffed animals had their own lock in at the Northmont branch.

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Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers.…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Email In Action Now that you are familiar with the basic features of your e…


Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Use our blenders to make  milkshakes and enjoy them while watching a movie…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
No homework, no tests, no sign-up required! Just drop in and make some cool scie…


Today at East (3:30 PM)
Come in and unwind while making a fun craft. Each time will feature a different …


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Experiment with different styles and mediums for art!…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Do you have what it takes to attend Hogwarts· Get sorted into a House, ma…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Teens are invited to drop-in to our community room each week for games, gaming, …


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art and some part making.  …


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A time for tweens to play games, do crafts, discuss books, watch movies... and m…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, have fun! Snacks provided. For ages 9 - 14.…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Burkhardt (4:30 PM)
If you like anime or manga, join the Otaku Crew. We will meet on Thursdays to wa…


Today at Burkhardt (4:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Come play games! Video games, card games, board games, breakout games, all kinds…


Today at Main (5:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Celebrate Black History Month with a great movie and some fresh popcorn!Adapted …


Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Need a resource for a new skill, personal or professional goal· Try Lynda…


Today at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Participants will paint a multi-colored background on heavy paper/cardboar…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
The holidays are over, but shopping is all year. Get tips for safe online shoppi…


Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs, and activities for parents an…

           

To Share or Not to Share


Preschoolers are learning to delay gratification, control their impulses, and to sometimes share their possessons.  You can help your little ones improve these skills by letting them know you understand their feelings and care about what they want.  Once they feel heard, be clear about your expectations of what is acceptable.   You might be able to avoid meltdowns, by attempting to give them them some control over the situation.  Try asking if they would like to give up their toy in five or ten minutes.  Let them set a timer with your help.

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