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Spring is the perfect time for adults and children alike to get organized! Here are a few books that can help make sense of your life at home, school, work and beyond.

clutter controlClutter Control, published by the American Girl series, is an easy approach to making sense of your bedroom, backpack, locker and more. Quizzes, surveys and flow-charts help figure out what in your life is worth keeping and what can be thrown away. Colorful and accessible, the book is a perfect guide for middle schoolers who want their organizing to also be fun and fashionable!

disorganized childOrganizing the Disorganized Child by Martin L. Kutscher and Marcella Moran allows you to take the struggle for orderliness to the front lines: your child's classroom. We learn that before you can confront the specific issues at hand, it is important to identify your own child's organizational style; the techniques that work for visual organizers may not for spatial/cozy organizers. This short read addresses many helpful organizational factors, from note taking to time-management.

getting organizedIn the digital age, we must find order not only for our physical world, but our online lives as well. In the vastness of the World Wide Web, it can be so easy to lose track of important files or a crucial e-mail. Getting Organized in the Google Era is written by Douglas C. Merrill, former chief information officer of Google. Merrill uses humorous anecdotes and technological tips to help readers make sense of the daunting digital world. With digital storage advances, like cloud computing, we can harness the internet and make it work to our benefit.

As always, you may find these books at any of our libraries and may request using our website: Good luck and happy organizing!

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.