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Have Fun With Puppets!
Learn how puppets move and speak. Register for our Have Fun With Puppets program being held next Thursday, April 24th at 6 p.m. in the Meeting Room for ages 9 and up. Then invite your family and friends to watch you perform at the show! The puppet show will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Register at the Youth Reference Desk, online, or by calling 847-546-7060 ext. 108.
National Library Week Trivia Contest
Stop by Youth Services and answer five trivia questions about the library to win a prize and celebrate National Library Week. Trivia questions are by the Youth Services Desk.
Children's Day/Día de los Niños Coloring Contest
To celebrate Día de los Niños (Children's Day), Youth Services is having a coloring contest! Color the coloring page and return it to the Youth Reference Desk. Entries will be on display in the Youth Department. Prizes will be awarded for 4 different age groups, 4 years and under to age 14. Winners will be announced May 1st. Good luck!
Win This Dinosaur!
Stop by Youth Services to enter to win this HUGE dinosaur! Just put your name and phone number on one of our entry forms and put it in the dino container next to the big guy himself. Good luck, and be sure to check out some of our dinosaur books!
Why Libraries Matter
We invite you to read an article on the importance of libraries written by Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain. Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain is an experienced teacher and library media specialist who has received national awards for her creative teaching ideas.
Save the Date! Paws to Read Summer Reading Club
The Round Lake Area Public Library's annual Summer Reading Club will kick-off on Saturday, June 7th! This year's theme will be "Paws to Read." Go to ireadprogram.org for more information.
What's Your Favorite Children's Book?
The kids have spoken. Now the top 16 favorite titles that you voted for will face off to decide which book will reign supreme. Don't forget to visit the library each week to vote and see which book will move on towards the finals. Remember, only one book can be named Champion...you be the judge!
Learning to read begins before your child starts school. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books!
The guidelines are simple: Read together and write down the book titles in your reading log you received when you signed up. After every 100 books read, bring your reading log to the library so we can reward your child with a sticker or a prize and pick up the next reading log sheets. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive a book of their choosing to keep and a certificate! This program has no end date except when your child enters kindergarten.
Register now in the Youth Services Department!