School Age

3,2,1...Blast Off Read!

When: 
September 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Registration begins on September 8, 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 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade to participate.

 

First, second, and third grade students are invited to blast off into the reading atmosphere with some of the best books the library has to offer! Students may read to themselves, read to someone else (including pets or stuffed animals), or listen to someone read to them. The goal is to read: 24 books during this time period if you’re in 1st grade, 12 books during this time period if you’re in 2ndgrade, and 6 books during this time period if you’re in 3rdgrade, then write or dictate a book review for each book. Of these books, at least half should be from the library’s booklists. While you may choose books from any of the three lists, you should be choosing books written at your reading level. 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.

Receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize. Register and pick-up your reading list at the Children’s Service Desk or online. If you have questions, call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

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City X Project with IDEAco and APL

When: 
Saturday, October 4;
Where: 
Meeting Rooms A/B/C
Registration is required.

Join APL and IDEAco for a three-hour City X Project workshop that gets kids 3D printing for space explorers! The City X Project is an international curriculum that teaches kids about creativity and problem solving using exciting 3D printing technology. It began right here in Appleton and has since reached kids in more 52 countries.

This event is also a celebration of a milestone for City X, Appleton, and humanity itself. We'll be celebrating with Space Kid, 11-year-old James from Appleton's Edison Elementary School, who participated in the City X Project workshop last year. His model has been selected as the first civilian-designed object ever do be manufactured off of Earth when it is printed on the International Space Station in Spring 2015.

Join us as we celebrate, hear from Space Kid himself, and host a public City X Project workshop in which kids will actually get their hands on 3D printers and practice 3D modeling to solve problems in outer space. The mayor will even be on hand to open the ceremonies with a Space Kid day declaration. The beginning of the program from 1:00-2:00pm is open to the public, but the workshop from 2:00-4:00pm requires registration and is capped at 30 students ages 8-12.

Register here, and learn more about Space Kid at www.cityxproject.com/spacekid.

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Great Children's Novel Challenge

When: 
September 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Registration begins on September 8, 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.

Great Children's Novel Challenge

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 17 week window (September 8, 2014 - January 5, 2015), and receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize. Drawing will be held January 6, 2015.

Four novels must be from the library's list. You may listen to audiobooks. 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:

1. What was your favorite/least favorite part of this book?
2. What was the conflict in the book?
3. 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.

If you have questions, call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

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Poetry Contest

When: 
April 1 - April 30
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Registration is required.

Appleton area students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to submit one poem to the library to be judged in the Appleton Public Library's poetry contest. These poems may be in any format you wish. There will be one prize given per category (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th grades)--a gift certificate to Half Price Books. Poems may be submitted beginning April 1st and may be submitted no later than May 1st. Poems will be judged by library staff and winning poems will be displayed in the library.

 

 

 

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Pooches & Pages

When: 
October 4, November 1 and December 6 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Where: 
Children's Program Rooms A/B
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Registration begins September 2 at 9:00 am.

Children can practice their reading skills in a relaxed environment while reading to a registered therapy dog. All dogs are registered with Compassionate Canines. There are four time slots available for four readers at one time; 10:00 - 10:15, 10:20 - 10:35, 10:50 - 11:05, and 11:10 - 11:25 am. Pooches & Pages is for children in grades 1 through 4.

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Sensory Storytime

When: 
October 2, November 6, December 4 | 6:30-7:15 pm
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

Developmentally designed for 4-8 year olds, Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that engages children through movement, music, stories and sensory play. It can be enjoyed by all children, but is ideal for those who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum or have sensory integration challenges. Registration is requested, but not required.

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