Summer Reading Program 2013
HAVE BOOK-WILL TRAVEL! starts Friday, May 31, 2013
READiculous, JR is a reader’s theater/creative dramatics program led by READiculous’ Susan Bishop and Alissa Henkel. READiculous, JR promotes self-expression, critical thinking, creativity and team work exercises. Our first program began on February 8 and we are enjoying theater games, improvisation exercises, characterization techniques, literary interpretation and more! We look forward to offering more READiculous, JR classes in the future! Stay tuned.
READiculous brings the library to your school and makes books come alive. We’ll read and act out a READiculous amount books, showing kids how READiculously fun reading books aloud and together can be! READiculous encourages kids to grab their grownup and visit the library, as well as get a library card of their own. We present a 45 minute program geared toward K through 6th graders. And here is something else that is READiculous! Our program is absolutely FREE to Decatur schools! Schedule a READiculous visit by calling (217) 424-2900 ext. 5 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a Decatur school, library or group? You can contact us at email@example.com for availability. Like us on Facebook and you can see pictures, watch videos and read news articles!
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Children’s Staff Blogging About Books
Two DPL Children’s staff members have their own children’s book blogs where you can get information about what’s new and good for your kids at the library.
Mr. John’s blog, Books for Boys, covers everything from picture books to chapter books and non-fiction that will appeal to boys, even those who are beginning or reluctant readers.
Alien Imagination: Escape from Planet Yastol - Imagine you’ve written a pretty cool story about another planet and the aliens living there — cool enough to win your school’s annual writing contest and get published! THEN imagine discovering that everything you’ve imagined (in the book) is REAL! more…
Ms. Alissa’s blog, Will Follow White Rabbits, shares ALL of the chapter books she reads, and she reads A LOT! If it is a Newbery, Coretta Scott King or Caudill book, she can tell you about it.
Tri-Award Winner: Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon - Bomb has everything! Presidents, Prime Ministers, Dictators. Assassins, Spies and Traitors. Awkward, socially-stunted scientists with morals. And gung-ho, commando, military officers who are not allowed to have them – morals. FBI, KGB, and my absolute favorite word – Saboteurs. Did I say everything? You wouldn’t be interested if I included wives, girlfriends and secretaries although they have a role as well.
Magazine of the Month – OWL!
For thirty years, OWL has rocked the world of Canadian kids ages 9 to 13-years old! OWL provides readers with timely, reliable, and relevant information on the topics and issues that concern them – everything from sports and the environment, to pop culture and peer relationships. OWL is packed with lively text, bold designs, and tons of fun with original comics, quirky facts, and mind-boggling puzzles, designed to nurture a lifelong love of reading.
You can check out up to five magazines for one week with your library card.