Suggested Family Activity – Free Packets

Have you picked up your free children’s activity packet from your local library branch yet?  It includes a lot of fun things to do, including a Winter Scavenger Hunt, coloring and activity sheets and everything you need to make a Cotton Ball Penguin, a Snowman Name Craft, a Heart Valentine card, paper Snowflakes and color your own snow globe. There are lots of ways to make your own snowflakes if we are not getting any Read more…

Suggested Family Activity – Journaling

Tomorrow is National Handwriting Day.  One way to celebrate this day is to get out any blank paper you have and write down your thoughts today.  It doesn’t matter if all you have is plain copy paper or notebook paper, get out your pencils, pens or even colored markers and practice the dying art of writing things by hand.  If you have ever wanted to start keeping a journal, today would be a great day Read more…

Suggested Family Activity: Snowman Craft

Branches of the Northeast Regional Library will begin handing out Winter themed children’s activity packets this week so stop by and get yours soon!  These packets will be handed out through February and include suggested reading lists of Winter and Valentine’s Day themed books from NERL’s card catalog, a variety of coloring and activity sheets, as well as everything you need to make a Cotton Ball Penguin, a Snowman Name Craft, a Heart Valentine card, Read more…

Family Activity: Martin Luther King Jr Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a day we honor and celebrate the American clergyman, activist and Civil Rights Movement leader best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.  Dr. King is also well known for his passionate public speeches – his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, given at a pivotal Civil Rights march in Washington, D.C., has served as inspiration for generations.  To find out Read more…

Jane Smith Literacy Award

Congratulations to Northeast Regional Library The winner of this year’s Jane Smith Literacy Award. You can learn more about their project, which promotes activities that build early literacy skills at home, here: https://nereg.lib.ms.us/family-activities/  #JaneSmithLiteracyAward #Literacy #MSLibraries

Family Activities: Hats!

Today is National Hat Day so celebrate by wearing your favorite baseball cap, winter hat, fedora, or any other style of hat all day today! Hats during the winter months keep your head warm so why not go out on a winter walk today or even a long hike this weekend at a nearby park such as Tishomingo State Park.  If you walk in an area, like your own neighborhood, where it is OK to Read more…

Family Activities: Snuggle Time

If one of your goals for this new year is for your family to spend more quality time together, celebrate National Cuddle Up Day today by snuggling up on your couch or bed.  Young children would also enjoy making a pillow fort to snuggle up in.  Or for more cuddly fun, camp out on your living room floor on a bed of blankets, pillows and maybe even a camping mattress brought in for a special Read more…

Family Activities: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year’s Day!  Welcome to 2021!  The act of making resolutions for a new year, once a popular pastime, has started to fall out of favor as people have the tendency to set unrealistic expectations. Instead of making resolutions this year, why not set goals for 2021?  Each person in your family can set individual (and realistic) goals and you can even set goals together as a family. Maybe one of your goals will Read more…

Family Activities: New Year’s Eve with Kids

If your children want to celebrate the arrival of the new year tomorrow but midnight is too late for them to stay up, why not stage it earlier in the night before they go to bed?  You can find videos of the ball drop in New York City from previous years online so watch one of these old videos and have the whole family count down the minutes.  You can just pick a random time Read more…