Category: Books, Supplies & Gear

June 13 – August 13, 2016: Monkey Shines at Edward McKay

For kids aged 5-12 June 13 – August 13 At all Edward McKay locations Website: http://www.edmckay.com/blog/its-almost-time-for-monkey-shines The idea behind Monkey...

Ellen’s Book Nook — June 2016

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd Grilling out, making s’mores by the fire pit, spending time with family and friends, catching fireflies, making homemade ice cream,...

Ellen’s Book Nook — May 2016

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd North Carolina authors and books with thought-provoking storylines make up my selections this month. I appreciate books that make me...

Ellen’s Book Nook ~ April 2016

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd North Carolina in the springtime has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country. We are so fortunate to live in an area...

Introducing … Ellen’s Book Nook

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd Books have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of my mother reading picture books to me....

The Kindergarten Top Ten List

By Guest Blogger Kelly Sipe School will be here before we know it! If you have a rising Kindergartener, we hope today’s post will be beneficial to you. Written by...

Bringing the World to Our Kids Through Online Courses

By Leigh Anne Shelor, Online Program Coordinator at The Piedmont School Our educational system continues to push for “21st century learning” for students....

Wonder: The Book Every Kid Should Read

By Rachel Hoeing “I know I’m not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. I mean, sure, I do ordinary things. I eat ice cream. I ride my bike. I play ball. I have an...

The YMCA Kicks off the Annual Backpack Campaign

By Chelsea Joslyn Join the Y for $1 with New Backpack Donation! Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina are working with local nonprofits and schools to gather...

Help a Child Start School Ready for Success: Donate a Backpack at the Y

By Guest Blogger Chelsea Cullen, Communications Director, YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Many parents will start back-to-school shopping in just a few short weeks –...