Contact Mrs. Connie Wise

Phone: 309.547.2231


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.

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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!

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Illinois Reads

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


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:

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:

For more information: 

2017 Monarch Award Master List





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




Cox, Lynne

Brian Floca

Elizabeth, Queen of   the Seas


Schwartz & Wade

Lang, Suzanne

Max Lang

Families, Families, Families!


Random House

DiPucchio, Kelly

Christian Robinson



Atheneum Books

Reynolds, Peter H.

& Paul A.   Reynolds


Peter H. Reynolds

Going Places


Atheneum Books

Yim, Natasha

Grace Zong

Goldy Luck and the   Three






Lucia Gaggiotti

How Did That Get In   My



Candlewick Press

Ludwig, Trudy

Patrice Barton


Invisible Boy, The

Alfred A. Knopf



G. Brian Karas

Ivan: The Remarkable   True

Story of the Shopping   Mall



Clarion Books

Davis, Kathryn


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



Willems, Mo

Mo Willems

Waiting Is Not Easy!



Walker, Sally M.

Jonathan D. Voss

Winnie: The True Story   of the

Bear Who Inspired   Winnie-the



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: 
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.