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If you give a mom a muffin, chances are she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it, and as long as it doesn’t get spilled, she’ll probably want a good book, too.

Maybe it's yesterday's rain that's giving us a mental breather, but amid the increasingly bad news about our drought, I couldn't help laughing at a photo of a man in Indianapolis spray painting grass in front of stores to make the lawns look more attractive.

I love Facebook; not really to report any news of my own, but to look at photographs and funny things that other people post.

This year’s “Dream Big, Read” Summer Reading Program for kids and “Books for Bucks: Own the Night” Summer Reading Program for teens were both a huge success, and we’d like to take this time to congratulate the prize winners for both programs.

How Many Horses Do You See? An Optical Illusion

August is

Children’s Vision and Learning Month. Have fun with some optical illusion and matching games from the Children's Vision Information Network. Also, The American Optometric Association website has links to programs that can help with eye exams.

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. Check out a book about Kindergarten to get ready!

Like most kids, I often wondered what I would be when I grew up. I thought being a secretary would be a great job, but I was really worried, because I knew that secretaries had to learn to write in shorthand.

Angry Bird Bookmark by craftysoccermom.blogspot.com

There's nothing worse than waiting for school to start and counting down the last few days of freedom like the last grape Skittles in the bag.

In 1996, the torch relay for the Atlanta Olympic Games brought the symbol into communities all over the country, From San Fransisco, Calif., to Jersey City, NJ, that would normally not have been on the route for the international event.

Summer vacation means sleeping in, trips to the pool, sleepovers with friends, family vacations, fireworks, fairs, and so much more. But, just in case you have some spare time, consider stopping in to pick up one of these “Summer” reads…you won’t be disappointed!

If you haven't heard about the farming video taking the country by storm this week, now is your chance to watch "I'm Farming and I Grow It," the viral parody of LMFAO's annoyingly catchy dance hit "I'm Sexy and I Know It."

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