1st Grade

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

    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 fill out the form below 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 by themselves, read to someone else (including pets or stuffed animals), or listen to someone read to them.

    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.

    • 1st grade:  24 books before May 9
    • 2nd grade: 12 books before May 9
    • 3rd grade:  6 books before May 9

    Of these books, at least ½ 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.

    The drawing will be held May 12, 2014.

    If you have questions, call 920-832-6187 and ask for Ellen (the school age librarian) or email ejepson@apl.org.

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  2. Pooches & Pages

    When: 
    Select Saturdays | 10:00-11:25 am | January 4, February 1, March 1 & April 5
    Where: 
    Children's Program Rooms A/B
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins 8/26/13 at 9:00 am. Please click on the "View in the Calendar" link above or call 832-6187 to register.

    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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  3. First Grade: Passport to the Library

    Where: 
    Children's Section
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or call 920-832-6187

    Passport to the Library

    First grade students are invited to get to know their library by completing a “Passport to the Library”.  This passport will show students how to find books, DVDs, music and more, as well as introduce them to library staff.   The program will explain differences between text types and the differences between fiction and non-fiction.  This program lasts approximately one hour.  This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31.  OEU 1 (RL1.5)

     Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip!

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired.  This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least ten days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses.  Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page.  If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

     All library programs are free, and school age programs are taught by a professional librarian. 

     Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice, and the program will be appropriately modified.

     Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

    Contact Ellen Jepson at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6187 (ask for Ellen).

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