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I’ve often raved about Brightly in my blogs, but maybe you’re new.  Maybe you don’t know what I’m talking about.  Or maybe you’re the opposite of new (NOT old, mind you) and need a refresher course.  Brightly provides passionate parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life. Every month they post a reading challenge.  You can see it on their website, either as a web page or as a printable flyer.  I’m going to do it this month.  Here’s MY plan of action.  What’s YOURS?

It's April Fools Day!  But I'm celebrating by wearing funny socks and my Chewbacca Christmas T-shirt, NOT by tricking my library friends.  We have enough to deal with, right?  So instead of pranks, I'm extending thanks to Hoopla.  Hoopla is one of our downloadable services.  It provides access to audiobooks, ebooks, music, and movies.  If it shows up on Hoopla, you can check it out -- no wait lists!  The library currently allows each patron 10 check outs per month.  But Hoopla has created something special for this unusual time.  It's BONUS BORROWS collection can be accessed outside of the normal limits!  And our library doesn't have to pay for any of it!  I'm going to be featuring different things within this collection each week.  Today, I want to share some of the silliest things you can find.  We all need some laughs right about now.

It's field trip time!  Yes, I know that we shouldn't leave home.  And I know that all field trip-worthy places are closed to the public.  That's why we're taking a virtual field trip!  Our destination today?  The museum.  Actually, we can visit more than one!  Right now!