Screen-free READING challenge

Screen-Free Week, May 1st -7th, is a chance to take a much needed break from the screen media dominating our lives.

During Screen-free week the Forest County Health Department and the Forest County CAN Coalition is encouraging all of us to limit screen time in our homes to 2 hours per day.  The Crandon Public Library is taking this opportunity to encourage you and your children to use that time READING!

Download your pledge card here.  Return it the week of May 8th and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a stuffed Reading Buddy!

Good luck!

Free screening of ‘Screenagers’ May 4 at Crandon High School

An award-winning documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, will be shown at the Crandon High School auditorium, on Thursday, May 4th, at 7 p.m.

The film screening is a joint effort sponsored by the School District of Crandon and the Crandon Public Library.

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two children about screen time.

Ruston said she felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially regarding mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time.

“Screenagers provides the perfect platform for important conversations to begin in our homes, in our schools, and in our communities regarding cell phone use, screen time, and the impact of the digital world in our daily lives,” said Michelle Gobert, Director of the Crandon Public Library.

Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

The film screening is free to Forest County area parents and students   and is appropriate for children in 6th grade and above. However, parents, grandparents, and caregivers of younger children who may be using, or asking to use online social media sites and are also encouraged to attend.

Please spread the word regarding this awesome opportunity to learn more about how to empower our children and teens to be technologically responsible! For more information, please call the Crandon Public Library at 715-478-3784.