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Watching with Kids? A Guide for Viewing the Solar Eclipse in Tampa Bay

You may have heard that a solar eclipse will be viewable in the Tampa Bay Area on Monday, August 21, 2017. If you haven’t, then you are officially on notice! It’s the first time since 1918 that one has crossed our country coast-to-coast, so it’s kinda a big deal. All it takes is three easy […]

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14 Fun and Creative Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

The sweetest time of the year is also the perfect day to get creative. Valentine’s Day is the best time to celebrate love by creating simple but fun projects with your little sweethearts. I know from experience that it can get really messy and chaotic with younger children but crafting is so much fun. I […]

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Discovering Our Local Libraries

We are so fortunate in the Tampa Bay area to have amazing libraries. They are clean, well-stocked, and full of activities for you and your young ones to partake in. And best of all, libraries are for the most part FREE. Read on to discover all that our local libraries have to offer… Books! I […]

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Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Reading

Sponsored By: Academy at the LakesWords by Mrs. Debbie Szarko, Lower Division Librarian, Academy at the Lakes Mrs. Debbie Szarko started working at Academy at the Lakes in 1994. She has built a library program in which children are excited about reading. She teaches her students about virtues such as empathy, compassion, and perseverance. The […]

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