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Gingerbread Coloring Contest
To celebrate the holidays, Youth Services is having a gingerbread man coloring contest for the month of December for all ages up to 14. We will accept entries up until January 2. Winners will be notified in January. Happy coloring!
Turkey Coloring Contest Winners!
Congratulations to our turkey coloring contest winners! We had over one hundred entries! Thanks to everyone who entered and be on the lookout for our December coloring contest soon!
Have Fun With Light!
Stop by Youth Services and have fun playing with our new light table! You can trace over designs using our stencils and have fun coloring your creations!
2017 Monarch and Bluestem Book Award Nominees Announced
Monarch award-nominee books are designed to encourage children kindergarten to grade 3 to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators.
Bluestem award-nominee books are designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles.
Museums for All offers Free/Reduced Admission to LINK Cardholders
The Museums for All program allows LINK cardholders free or very reduced admission to some area museums. You can find the list of participating museums here. The program is sponsored by the Association of Children's Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Family museum passes are also available by contacting Adult Services.
10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Storytime
Library Resources for Students and Teachers
The Round Lake Area Public Library welcomes you to explore our free educational services and resources. Feel free to contact us any time for research assistance at (847) 546-7060 ext. 108.
- · Youth Programs. View our Programs Page for a list of scheduled programs.
- · Research assistance and homework help
- · Help with navigating online encyclopedias/databases and other computer help.
- · Interlibrary loan of materials from other libraries
- · Parent/Teacher Collection
- · Computers with Microsoft Office and Internet access.
- · Wireless Internet
- · Copier and Printer access
- · Reference book collection
- · E-books and audiobooks from MyMediaMall
- · Fiction and non-fiction books on CD and Playaway.
- · Magazines
- · Non-fiction DVD collection
- · Spanish and bilingual collection
- · Bilingual staff
- · Helpful Research and Learning links
Youth Services Staff: Aleece, Christi, Denise, Helen, Julie, Leslie, and Sue
Homeschooling Resources at Your Library
Youth Services put together a pamphlet of homeschooling resources available from the library. Inside you'll find helpful websites, book recommendations, and educational library programs for your homeschooling needs.
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.
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!