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Monarch Reading Club

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Monarch Reading Club
Friday, December 1–Thursday, February 15
Voting: Thursday, February 15–Thursday, March 1
Grades K–3
Pick up a reading log at the Monarch Award display in the Secret Garden, and check out some of the books. Read or listen to all 20 nominees to earn a prize. Read or listen to at least five and vote for your favorite. If your school is voting for the Monarch Award, you can still vote to pick the library winner.

 

Voting now, pizza later

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ATTENTION ALL CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN -THIRD GRADE
Voting has begun!  Did you read or listen to 5 or more Monarch Award Nominees?  If so, come to the Children’s Services Desk and cast your ballot.  If your school is voting for the Monarch Award, you can still participate in the club to pick the library winner.  After voting, you get to register for the Monarch Pizza Party!

Voting has been extended until Monday, February 22nd.  The Monarch Award Pizza Party will be Friday, February 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Be there when we reveal the library winner!

Monarch Read-In Monday

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Monday, January 18
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Get comfy on our bean bags and hear some or ALL of the Monarch 2016 nominees. For children in grades K-3, this would be a great opportunity to bring your reading logs from our Monarch Reading Club!

All ages can join us in the Storytime Room.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Monarch Reading Club

Monarch Award logo

Pick up a reading log at the Monarch Award display in the Secret Garden and check out some of the books. Read or listen to all 20 nominees and earn a free paperback book. Read or listen to at least 5 and vote for your favorite. If your school is voting for the Monarch Award, you can still participate in the club to pick the library winner.

Kids in kindergarten through third grade can participate in the club and join us for these special events:

  • Monarch Read-In: Monday, January 18, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Drop in to hear some or all of the nominees.
  • Voting: February 1- February 15
    Cast your ballot at the Children’s Services Desk.
    Register for the pizza party.
  • Monarch Award Pizza Party: Friday, February 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Those who voted may register for the party.
    Be there when we reveal the library winner!

The pick of the Monarch Club

Of our current online children’s book award reading clubs, the Monarch Club has the largest participation so far.  Here are the most popular titles that readers have reviewed:

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
by Elise Broach
On a routine shopping outing with Mom, a boy is delighted to discover that at every store and even the diner he gets a free dinosaur as a thank you for being a customer!  Mom isn’t as happy about the growing collection.

Help Me Mr. Mutt
Help Me, Mr. Mutt!  Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems
by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
In this hilarious book, Mr. Mutt answers letters from fellow dogs complaining about their human families and rival cats.   What to do about bad food, not enough play time, silly costumes, forced baths, and snooty felines – the canine counselor has all the answers – until Queen Cat strikes back!

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
by Nick Bruel
Speaking of baths — cats give themselves good washes, but sometimes they get really dirty.  Then watch out!  You’ll have to give Kitty a bath.  Better read this book and be prepared when it’s time to give your furry friend a good soak.

Fred Stays with Me
Fred Stays with Me
by Nancy Coffelt
A little girl goes back and forth between her mother’s and father’s houses, but her dog Fred is always with her.  Fred steals socks, barks at the poodle next door to Mom’s, and makes messes in both houses.  What will they do with Fred?

Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport
The author includes quotes from the great president in an easy-to-read biography.  The book includes a chronology of Lincoln’s life and resources for further reading.

Your Pal, Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster
Your Pal, Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster
by Mo Willems
Supposedly Leonardo is a terrible monster, but he’s not very scary at all!  He spots Sam, an easily frightened little boy who is crying, and decides to terrorize him.  But Sam has a lot of other reasons for his tears.

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival
My personal favorite on this year’s list is Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival, by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
After Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans on August 29, 2005, two family pets are abandoned at a house and not rescued.  Their love and devotion keep them together as they hit the rough streets looking for food and shelter.

-Miss Nancy