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Take a Look … It’s in a Book … from Your Little Free Library

Rebekah Kaufman of Catonsville checks on the Little Free Library book box in her front yard. Someone left copies of “Treasure Island” and “Huckleberry Finn” inside. “Real classics,” she says. She keeps these books in the library for younger readers in the community. You may have seen a box similar …

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Meet Baltimore’s Child Book Author Erin Hagar

Meet Baltimore’s Child Book Author Erin Hagar

Erin Hagar writes fiction and nonfiction works for children and teens. Before earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Hagar served as a curriculum and instruction specialist for several colleges and universities. While her childhood home was …

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Meet Baltimore Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Elizabeth Lilly

Meet Baltimore Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Elizabeth Lilly

Author and illustrator Elizabeth Lilly made her debut in children’s book publishing with “Geraldine” (Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press). Growing up outside Washington, D.C. with three sisters in a multiethnic household, Lilly decided early on that she wanted to become an artist. A resident of Baltimore City, Lilly writes and …

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Meet Baltimore Children’s Book Author Kevin O’Malley

Meet Baltimore Children’s Book Author Kevin O’Malley

Kevin O’Malley has written and illustrated many popular children’s books including “Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude” (Bloomsbury USA Childrens), his New York Times bestseller “Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share” (Walker & Company, 2012) and books in the Miss Malarkey series. O’Malley lives in Baltimore with his wife …

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Meet Baltimore Children’s Book Illustrator Susan Detwiler

Meet Baltimore Children’s Book Illustrator Susan Detwiler

Susan Detwiler grew up in Maryland and lives in Baltimore with her husband and two sons. In addition to her work as a children’s book illustrator, Detwiler has created illustrations for advertising, merchandise and greeting cards. Her work has been commissioned by many local businesses and institutions, including Baltimore Precision …

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The Write Time for Writing

If given the opportunity to choose what they will do for fun, many children will select toys, games, electronics and TV to occupy their time. But what about writing? On average, six out of 10 children ages 6 to 17 reported that they read for fun, while close to half …

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Kids and Brain Injuries

Participating in sports has obvious benefits for children, including making friends, building self-esteem and learning about teamwork and good sportsmanship. However, youth sports involves some risk, including the potential for brain injuries. Some of the most common ones area doctors see include concussions and whiplash. Learn more about the potential …

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Meet the Camps: UMBC Summer Day Camp

In connection with the Baltimore’s Child Virtual Summer Camps and Activities Fair, we’re introducing you to some of the many summer camp participants. Today, you’ll meet UMBC Summer Day Camps. Designed for children ages 6-13, the UMBC Summer Day Camp curriculum has been created to offer a variety of programs …

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2021 Summer Camps and Education

Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Located in northern Baltimore County, Genesee Valley’s summer camp programs maximize our farmland’s natural aspects, including our lakes, forest, and trails, to offer children opportunities to unplug and gain new experiences in nature. Programs are offered for ten weeks for campers ages 4-16 June through August. Campers can experience our …

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[email protected] Summer Classes

It’s time for kids to have fun again. CCBC is ready with a whole array of kids’ classes on campus and online filled with fun and learning. Whether you want academics, STEM, cooking or something more active, we have a class for that. CCBC has been offering summer classes for …

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Merritt Clubs Summer Camps

COVID-19 may have prevented children from meeting in person at school this year, but Merritt Clubs has a whole host of offerings to keep your kids entertained and engaged this summer. Our goal is to make sure that every child has the best summer experience ever, while of course keeping …

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From Our Partners

Meet the Camps: Camp Rock

In connection with the Baltimore’s Child Virtual Summer Camps and Activities Fair, we’re introducing you to some of the many summer camp participants. Today, you’ll meet Camp Rock. Learn more about the weekly themed summer camp sessions for ages 4-12. Watch our video interview below. Contact: Camp Rock | 410-665-7461

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Baby Essentials for New Parents

The first few months of a baby’s life are bewildering. New moms must decipher signs and symptoms without any sort of cheat-sheet. Why is she crying? Is it fatigue? Hunger? Pain? If only your baby could talk! Because there’s so much guesswork, it’s imperative that parents are prepared for everything …

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Playing it Safe

youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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May 19, 2021

Members-Only Virtual Workshop presented by Bright Horizons
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore

June 7, 2021

Casey Cares Foundation\'s 18th Annual Golf Tournament
at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood

June 13, 2021

Food Truck Sunday Funday
at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster

August 1, 2021

STEM Institute Expo
at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor