4th Grade

  1. Tech for Tweens

    When: 
    Mondays I 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm I June 8-June 22 & July 6-August 3
    Where: 
    Digital Media Lab or Meeting Room D
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    To register, visit www.apl.org/cal or call 920-832-6189. Space is limited.

    Explore a new tech adventure each week with hands on experience! Tech for Tweens is for students in 3rd-6th grade. Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00 am.

    June 8, July 6, July 27: Minecraft Mondays Build, discover and create in the world of Minecraft.

    June 15, July 13 August 3: Game On! Everything is awesome building problem solving skills and creativity through your favorite video games.

    June 22, July 20, August 10: Design It! Each week, take on a new challenge with coding or digital creation.

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  2. Tween Scenes

    When: 
    Tuesdays; 1:15-2:00 pm; June 8-June 23 and July 7-August 4
    Where: 
    Children's Program Rooms A/B
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    To register, visit www.apl.org/cal or call 920-832-6189. Space is limited.

    Build, explore and create with Tween Scenes for 3rd through 6th graders on the third Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:00pm! Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00am.

    June 9: Awesome Automatons With recycled materials, design your own automaton just like Hugo Cabret!

    June 16: Print on Demand Discover the art of screen printing. Bring a t-shirt or folder to showcase your design.

    June 23: Buzzin’ Bots Construct, analyze and test your own solar bug bot.

    July 7: Break It and Build It Are you up for taking a computer apart and putting it back together? If so, join us for this event!

    July 14: Salt & Paper Let loose your creativity with art experiments using 2 ingredients: salt & paper.

    July 21: Super Hero Science with 4-H Calumet County UW Extension It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No – it’s super hero science! Investigate your powers of flying and invisibility.

    July 28: Chalk-tography Create whimsical scenes that will be turned into a book!

    August 4: Shine Away Accessorize your inner super hero by forging your own LED bracelet.

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  3. 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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  4. Poetry Contest 2015

    When: 
    April 1 - April 30

    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 card to Amazon.com. Prizes provided by a grant from the Friends of Appleton Public Library. 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. Any questions, contact school age librarian Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 832-6020.

     

     

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  5. Fourth Grade: Books With A View

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Books with a View

    Find popular books that demonstrate first, second, and third person points of view. Students will also learn skills for using Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is included. This program lasts approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets the RL4.6 (OEU 1-4) Common Core Standard.

    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 10 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.

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  6. Great Children's Novel Challenge

    When: 
    January 15, 2015 to May 4, 2015
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on January 15, 2015 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 (January 15, 2015- May 4, 2015), and receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize. Drawing will be held May 5, 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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  7. Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Portal to Research

    Learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, our online catalog, to research topics important to you. This visit may consist of two parts. Part one; Ellen, our School-Age Specialist Librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Part two; your classroom can visit the library to put the techniques into practice. Plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes doing research and exploring the Children's Services department. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library.

    This field trip meets W4.7, W5.7, W6.7 (OEU 2) Common Core Standards.

    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 10 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.

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