Category Archives: writing

BHS Student Projects

Come take a look at the work of some local student authors! Students from the French and Spanish classes from Bolingbrook High School have created picture books that will be on display in Children’s Services until May 13. We also hope to add digital versions of some books to our Local Collection. Please take a look!

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Summer Writers’Workshop

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Explore your creative side this summer in the Writers’ Workshop.

Wednesdays July 6-27 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Learn how to write and draw you own graphic novel.

Writers entering grades 3-5 can register now!

Hope to see you there!

-Miss Chris

Once upon a time…

Picture books written by Spanish lll and French lll students at Bolingbrook High School will be on display in Children’s Services from November 16 – 30.  Come take a look at their work and enjoy a new story!

Writers’ Workshop

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Are you an aspiring young writer? Would you like to become one? Join us for the Young Writer’s Workshop and release your creative side. We will put away our inner editors, explore our creativity and discover the writer in us all.

Children going into grades 3-5 can join us for this series of four workshops Monday July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

“But Miss Chris” you say “it is summer…I don’t want to do anything  like school work…”

Well I know it says Writers’ Workshop but perhaps we really should change the name because it’s a lot more fun than it is work. Cloud watching, mystery writers CSI, writer’s charades and writing and performing a short plays are just a few of the things we’ve “worked” on.

Here’s a fun example of one of our warm up games you can try yourself.

“What if….”

Where do writers come up with such wonderful ideas?  What made them think up the story in the first place?  There are as many different ways of writing and getting ideas for writing as there are writers.  One of my favorites is just to think “What if…”

What if a boy found out on his birthday that he was a wizard?

What if there was a magical land where animals could talk?

What if you woke up one day and found that you were invisible?

All these ideas might have sounded silly when the authors first thought of them but they became some of the most memorable stories of all time.  Take some time and write your own list of “what ifs”. The sillier they are the better.  You’ll be on your way to your own amazing story in no time.

So come join us and see how much fun creative writing is in the Writers’ Workshop.  Bring your list of “what ifs” if you like.

Hope to see you there.

– Miss Chris


Notes From The Writers’ Club

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Explore Spooky Stories at Young Writers’ Club!

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April is National Poetry Month!

Poem in Your Pocket Day!

April showers bring May flowers, but April is wonderful for more than rain.  National Poetry Month is a celebration of poets and poetry for the entire month of April.  So get out of the rain and come into the library as we celebrate long poems, short poems, funny poems, serious poems and even poems about the rain.  Make sure to join us Thursday, April 18, for Poem in Your Pocket Day!  It’s a simple idea; select a poem you love and carry it with you to share with family and friends all day long.  Come to the library, share a poem, and find new favorites.  We will have poems for you to read and pockets for you to make and fill with new poems.  Do not let April showers get you down.  Come to the library and find a sunny poem for your pocket on a rainy day.

-Miss Chris