Reading Programs

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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All Year
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Register below, then print out a reading log.  You cannot earn prizes unless you are registered.

 

Pick up your sheets at the Children's Service Desk or print them from our webpage. Redeem each sheet of 100 books at the Children's Service Desk for a small prize. When you redeem the last sheet, for books 900-1,000, you'll receive another prize and a certificate for finishing. We will check registration before handing out the last prize and certificate.

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100 Picture Book Challenge

When: 
All Year
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Register below, then print out a reading log. You cannot earn any prizes unless you are registered.

Pick up your list of the 100 best picture books at the Children's Service Desk or click the link above to print it. Redeem your list at the Children's Service Desk and receive a prize and certificate.  We will check registration before handing out the prize and certification.

Using the list, read through 100 picture books and check them off as you go. Reading includes being read to, reading independently or listening to an audiobook of the story.

Under each title fill in your favorite part of the story - parents and caregivers can do this for you. There are bonus staff reads at the end that are not necessary to complete. When you finish the list redeem it at the Children's Service Desk. A completion certificate and small prize will be awarded.

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Cookie Club

Registration is required.

Visit the Library and check out or read a book four times between April 21 and May 31 and receive a stamp on your official Cookie Club card. You must sign up at the Library to receive a card, and can receive your first stamp when you sign up. After you collect your four stamps, you can bring your completed card to Great Harvest Bread Co. on Northland Ave. for a free cookie! The Cookie Club is for children in grade 6 and younger. The Cookie Club card will expire on June 30, 2014. Thank you to Great Harvest Bread Company for sponsoring the Cookie Club!

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Great Children's Novel Challenge

When: 
January 20-May 9, 2014
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Registration begins on January 20, 2014 at 9:00am. Contact the Children's desk at (920) 832-6187 or click here to register.  You MUST be registered in order to earn any incentives.  Students must be in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade to participate.

Pick up your reading list of classic/contemporary literature at the Children's Service Desk or print it from the link above. Review eight books in this 16 week window (January 20, 2014 - May 9, 2014). Four novels must be from the library's list. You may listen to audiobooks. If you finish, you will be entered into a drawing for an amazon.com gift card.  You must be registered in order to earn any prizes/incentives.

If you have participated in the past you may participate again, but you must read and review different books.

Reviews must answer the following three questions, and do not need to be on library supplied paper:

  • What was your favorite/least favorite part of this book?
  • What was the conflict in the book?
  • How was the conflict resolved?

Reviews should be at least eight full length sentences long. Please be sure to include your full name and phone number on every review you submit. Reviews may be turned in one at a time, or all at once. Every review will be read by the children's librarian. All books reviewed must be novels, and must be at the participant's reading level.

The drawing will be held May 12, 2014.

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