Northeast Regional Library Blog

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

  September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!  If you do not have a library card from one of your local library branches, we encourage you to stop by one today to sign up!  Getting a library card is FREE and easy – all you need are a picture ID and a document with your current address.  Most people use a driver’s license, although two separate documents will also work.  Children between the ages of Read more…

Staff Reviews: The Last Cuentista

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera Time travel, a new planet, and a dystopian plot, what more could you ask for? The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera is about a 12-year-old girl, Petra, that must leave her planet with her brother and parents who are scientists. She dreams of growing up to be a storyteller like her grandmother. When she wakes up after hundreds of years on a new planet, being the only Read more…

Early Literacy!

August Early Literacy Giveaway! Northeast Regional Library branches are giving away wide ruled paper sheets this month to help young children learn writing skills. If your child is just learning to hold a crayon or pencil, try lightly drawing straight and curving lines for them to trace over with their crayon. As they master that skill, they can move on to practicing drawing shapes such as circles, squares, and triangles. And finally, they can start Read more…

Digital Escape Room Master List

Digital Escape Room Master List These escape rooms have been compiled by Mississippi Library Commission and created by Librarians across the country. There are Escape Rooms for Children and Families, Teens, Adults, From Breakout EDU, Digital Scavenger Hunts, Resources and more. Enjoy! Digital Escape Room Master List

‘Arthur’ will end with 25 seasons as the longest-running kids animated series in history

It looks like it won’t be a wonderful kind of day for fans, as the iconic PBS Kids show “Arthur” will come to an end Monday after 25 seasons. According to PBS PressRoom, “Easily recognized by its timeless and joyful theme song, the iconic, award winning PBS Kids series has touched audiences around the world with its heartfelt and humorous stories about family, friends, and the challenges of growing up.” Based on Author and Illustrator Marc Brown’s books, the show centers Read more…

Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room

The Euphorigen Investigation is an escape room that immerses players in a world of manipulated media, social media bots, deepfakes and other forms of deception. Featuring both an online and in-person version to help patrons navigate misinformation, Euphorigen was designed by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington Information School in response to library staff requests for alternatives to traditional information literacy programs. The Euphorigen Investigation

Black History Month

Black History Month Resource Round-up February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by Black Americans. To help you celebrate, we compiled a list of resources to inform and help librarians with programming ideas to teach and recognize the important achievements of Black Americans. Do you have favorite resources that are not listed below? Please share them in the comments or email us at photos@nereg.lib.ms.us Online resources and LibGuides 400 Years of Read more…