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Vote for your favorite Monarch Award Book

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Vote for your favorite Monarch Award Book
Thursday, February 15 – March 1

If you’ve read or listened to at least 5 of the nominees, you can cast your ballot at the Children’s Services Desk and receive a Monarch book mark.
If your school is voting for the Monarch Award, you can still vote to pick the library winner!

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.

 

Read, Vote and Eat Pizza!

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It’s time to vote for your favorite Monarch Award Book from February 1–15.

If you’ve read or listened to at least five of the nominees, you can cast your ballot at the Children’s Services Desk.

Monarch Award Pizza Party
Friday, February 24, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K-3

Any Fountaindale cardholders that voted for their favorite book may register for the party.  Be there when we reveal the library winner! Register by February 15 (call 630.685.4181 or come to the Children’s Services Desk to vote and register).

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!

Who needs Poetry Month?

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Fans of Greg Heffley probably already know about wimpykid.com, but if you haven’t visited the site in a while you may not know that April is Wimpy Kid Month!   Kids and teachers can find fun things like posters, games, and trivia.  The website is also featuring daily giveaways during the month of April.  You can also sign up to see a live webcast with author Jeff Kinney on April 27, during which he will reveal the cover for book 10 (coming out November 3).  (Just keep in mind– due to legal requirements, a parent or guardian needs to enter for prizes for kids under 18 and register for the webcast for kids under 13).

Vote Now in the Rebecca Caudill 2014 Online Reading Club!

Attention club members — it’s time to vote!  Between now and February 25, if you have read 3 books on the 2014 Rebecca Caudill Award reading list, call us at 630-685-4181 or stop by the Children’s Services Desk and tell us what book you vote for.  If you are voting at school, you can’t vote at the library.  Remember – if you read all 20 books on the list, you’ll earn a free paperback copy of a book on the 2015 Rebecca Caudill list.  The free books will be available in April.

If you are in 4th through 8th grade and haven’t joined the Rebecca Caudill 2014 Club yet, you can register through February 8.

Voting in the Monarch (grades K – 3) and Bluestem (grades 3 – 5) clubs will take place February 15 – March 11.

Does Your Child Love Reading and the WWE?

Become a Reading Superstar

Here is a great way to encourage your kids to read!  Take part in the 2014 WrestleMania® Reading Challenge.  This annual program promotes the importance of reading through a digital literacy initiative.  Now through March 7, 2014, students will have the opportunity to participate in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge at WWEReadingSuperstar.com.

Presented by WWE, the Pearson Foundation and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), children between the ages of 4-12 can select a WWE Superstar Reading Buddy and read digital books for free to participate in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge.  New this year, teens ages 13-18 can select a WWE Superstar Pen Pal, read a book from YALSA’s Teen’s Top Ten book list and write an essay about their book choice.

Prizes will include a trip to WrestleMania 30, a visit from a WWE Superstar to your school and book donations for your local school and library.  For more information or to participate in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, visit WWEReadingSuperstar.com.

WrestleMania Reading Challenge infosheet