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The best children’s books to read with your kids at home right now

Is virtual camp worth the cost? Parents question the value of kids attending summer sessions on a screen

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Marion Gammill Keller would have locked down her daughters’ summer plans by mid-April: all-day basketball, gymnastics and theater camps to occupy her energetic 8-year-old twins. As of mid-May, Keller, a Houston finance executive, is still sorting out her their options, with virtual camps likely to play a part — and not the most ...

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Crayola launches box of crayons with diverse skin tones

No more green, red or blue people. Crayola is launching a box of crayons with different skin tones for children to “accurately color themselves into the world.” “Colors of the World” crayons, the company said in a statement, includes 24 new crayons designed to mirror and represent over 40 different skin tones. “With the world ...

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Switch up family dinners with a family picnic

One of the simplest ways for families to bond and enjoy each other’s company is through food. While family dinners are important for the family dynamic, sitting at a dinner table every night can become mundane. If you are looking to break up the family dinner routine, try going outside and hosting a family picnic. ...

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Tips to celebrate National Bike Month

Family bike rides have been a way to spend time together and get out of the house for a little while during the coronavirus pandemic. While families continue to practice social distancing during, they can still celebrate National Bike Month. Although the campaign usually encourages community events and gatherings, this year the League of American ...

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Coronavirus: What’s the plan for opening Hersheypark?

Hersheypark has not opened yet for the season due to the novel coronavirus shutdown, but a spokesperson said they are working toward an early June reopening date. “Given the uncertainty created by the pandemic, the situation remains very fluid and there is still a great deal of unpredictability on the horizon,” said Garrett Gallia, vice president ...

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22 fun scavenger hunt ideas kids will love

Have you exhausted your wheelhouse of ideas for entertaining your kids? Is screen-time getting out of hand? If you’re on the hunt for ideas to beat cabin fever, consider sending your kids on a scavenger hunt. The great thing about scavenger hunts is they require very little planning, almost no supplies, and many can be embarked upon ...

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The busy parent’s guide to weekday meals

It’s amazing what parents do in a day. You help your kids with homework, whip up a meal everyone will like, make sure they brush their teeth … the list goes on. Not to mention you have a job to go to. It’s a wonder parents can ever find a few minutes to relax. While ...

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Sun 13

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

June 11 - June 13
Mon 14

Survive It! Curator Club Day Camp

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 12:00 pm
Thu 17

Farmers Market in Hershey

June 17 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri 18

Hershey Public Library’s Virtual LEGO Club

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am