Library

Contact Mrs. Connie Wise

Phone: 309.547.2231

Email:

New library program available to everyone.  Check it out today!!! 
Book fair

Groovy BOGO Bookfair during May 1-5 earned our library 70 Books!

 

There were $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 + books--books that met everyone's budget!

6th Grade/Head Start Buddies and Guys Read Too!

Box Tops

Collect Campbell Soup Labels for Education.  Send to the elementary building with any student.  May 2017 will be the last time we can send in these labels.  In 2015-2016 we earned $200 Visa cards to buy books.

 Look online for products:  https://www.campbells.com/connect/faq/#/how-do-i-find-out-information-on-the-campbells-labels-for-education-program/

 

Also please collect Boxtops for Education. In 2015-2016 the Box Top labels donated by the community was used to purchase the new library program--10 cents at a time!

Look online for products: 

Links

Illinois Reads

A Reading State of Mind  2016-2017 Illinois Reads:  Reading Recomendations

birth-4
K-2
3-5
6-8

The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award

Students who read 4 of the 20 books on the Bluesteam Booklist can vote for their favorite title.

Voting is during February 15 through March 15.

More information about the award:  http://www.islma.org/Bluestem.htm

The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award

Students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade may read 5 books in the Monarch Award Booklist and vote for their favorite title.

Voting is February 15 through March 15.

For a copy of each book cover:  http://www.islma.org/Monarch-2016-files/Read_All_20_Covers_2016.pdf

For more information:  http://www.islma.org/monarch.htm 
Monarch

2017 Monarch Award Master List

Author

Illustrator

Title

Publisher

Santat, Dan

Dan Santat

Adventures of Beekle:   The

Unimaginary Friend,   The

Little, Brown, and   Co.

 

Shea, Bob

Bob Shea

Ballet Cat: The   Totally

Secret Secret

 

Hyperion

 

Cox, Lynne

Brian Floca

Elizabeth, Queen of   the Seas

 

Schwartz & Wade

Lang, Suzanne

Max Lang

Families, Families, Families!

 

Random House

DiPucchio, Kelly

Christian Robinson

Gaston

 

Atheneum Books

Reynolds, Peter H.

& Paul A.   Reynolds

 

Peter H. Reynolds

Going Places

 

Atheneum Books

Yim, Natasha

Grace Zong

Goldy Luck and the   Three

Pandas

 

Charlesbridge

Butterworth,

Christine

Lucia Gaggiotti

How Did That Get In   My

Lunchbox?

 

Candlewick Press

Ludwig, Trudy

Patrice Barton

 

Invisible Boy, The

Alfred A. Knopf

Applegate,

Katherine

G. Brian Karas

Ivan: The Remarkable   True

Story of the Shopping   Mall

Gorilla

 

Clarion Books

Davis, Kathryn

Gibbs

Gilbert Ford

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

 

Houghton Mifflin   Harcourt

Meyer, Susan

 

Eric Velasquez

New Shoes

 

Holiday House

Paul, Miranda

Elizabeth Zunon

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay

and the Recycling   Women of the Gambia

 

Millbrook Press

Hale, Shannon &

Dean Hale

 

LeUyen Pham

Princess In Black,   The

 

Candlewick Press

Beaty, Andrea

David Roberts

Rosie Revere,   Engineer

 

Abrams Books

Byrne, Richard

Richard Byrne

This Book Just Ate My   Dog

 

Henry Holt and Co.

Burleigh, Robert

Wendell Minor

Trapped!: A Whale’s   Rescue

 

Charlesbridge

Willems, Mo

Mo Willems

Waiting Is Not Easy!

 

Hyperion

Walker, Sally M.

Jonathan D. Voss

Winnie: The True Story   of the

Bear Who Inspired   Winnie-the

Pooh

 

Henry Holt and Co.

Dyckman, Ame

Zachariah OHora

Wolfie the Bunny

 

Little, Brown, and   Co.

 

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

Any student in grades 4 through 8 can read 3 out of the 20 books on the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book award can participate.

Voting is February 1-28.

For more information:  http://www.islma.org/caudill.htm 
Rebecca Caudill

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Guys Read Too
GUYS READ TOO During my first 25 years of teaching I often told male students in my classroom how important the life-long skill of reading out loud is. I explained that it is something they may have to do for their job or for an organization in which they are involved. I also stressed that as a parent it is vital to read to your children. So even when it is hard for these teenagers to see themselves as future fathers, I really believe everyone must practice and be at ease reading out loud to others. There is this societal view that guys are not good readers and that they don’t have to read. So I wanted my elementary library students to see that view is false and that ‘Guys Read Too’. I have invited guys to be guest readers during library lessons to model positive reading habits to the children in the pre-kindergarten through sixth grade classes. This has been an exciting adventure! The first guest read his favorite book from when he was little, and his enthusiasm reached every child in the room. We have witnessed the pride of a student when he or she introduced their dad, grandfather or great-uncle to his or her classmates and smiles from students while listening to a visiting reader, a reader that the boys look up to from the junior high or high school. I have even seen a son get so involved in his dad’s story that he ended up moving into a position between his dad and the book. As different visiting male readers have read books or silly poems related to the current class curriculum, the students got many giggles and learned that reading out loud isn’t that hard to do and tough guys read, too.