Blog: grade school


    Music with Eric Litwin, Author of Pete the Cat

    Red Balloon and Saint Paul Public Library present Eric Litwin, author of the original Pete the Cat books, for a free outdoor family musical event. Join us in the Arlington Hills Community Center's outdoor town square for a rockin' performance, featuring Eric Litwin's new series, The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House. Eric will share interactive songs and stories that involve kids from start to finish, and promote the joy of books and music. Get ready to sing and dance! More here. - Andrea M     Read More »

    Tags: authors, books, events, free, music


    Catch a Movie this Summer at Saint Paul Parks

    Is your family looking for something fun to do when the sun goes down? Bring a blanket and the bug spray and watch free movies this summer at Saint Paul Parks! Movies in the Park provides a wide range of family-friendly entertainment at parks and recreation centers around Saint Paul. Movies begin at dusk and are subject to change. Some offer pre-show activities. All children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 651-266-6400.   Read More »

    Tags: movies, Movies in the Park, parks


    Summer Fun!

    This summer so far has been filled with barbeques and kids running around the yard nonstop! For the past month it has been wonderful and my nieces and nephews have been overly excited about going over to Grandma's house or Aunt’s house. However after a month of finally settling into summer and letting the kids run around the yard; one by one, they will all come trickling in whispering the words, "I'm bored" in your ears. As Aunties as well as parents, we want to keep our children or nieces and nephews entertained every summer! We want to give them something to look forward to! As I was looking up ideas on the internet for what they can do the next time we have a barbeque, I stumbled across this wonderful website that gives you 33 outdoor activities. What makes this even better is most... Read More »

    Tags: $10budget, activities, aunties, bbq, bored, budget, fun, grandma, outdoor, outdoor activities, summer, summer fun


    Dress Up and Boogie Down at the Library!

    Dress Up and Boogie Down Family Summer Music Series
    Family Summer Music Series Starts Tonight! Tuesdays, July 8-August 12, 5:30-7:30 pm
    Arlington Hills Community Center

    Dress up and enjoy some free music and fun! Crafts, photo booth, and other family friendly activities on site. Bring a picnic dinner or grab some food at the Sizzling Wagon food truck. In the event of rain, events will be moved inside. Kids ages 0-100 are welcome - just be sure to dress up! Dress code and featured bands: Click on the words "crazy" and the following item of clothing for some reading suggestions from our catalog: July 8 - wear ... Read More »

    Tags: crafts, dress up, food trucks, music, photo booth, reading suggestions


    E-Books for Emerging Readers that You Can Access through the Catalog

    Make Your Bed (Unite for Literacy E-Book)
    I was doing a search for something else and I stumbled upon a book with a bright cover image in the catalog and I clicked on it and discovered it was an e-book that I could read right from the catalog and that when I clicked on it it took me to a website for Unite for Literacy , which is a social enterprise company that is seeking to end illiteracy by creating a digital library of kids e-books that celebrate diversity as well as universal themes of childhood and learning. Here are a few more titles that caught my eye. Click on the book cover to go to the book's record.  ... Read More »

    Tags: beginning readers, e-books, emerging readers, illiteracy, languages, literacy, reading, Unite for Literacy