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  1. 100 Books to Read in Kindergarten

    When: 
    9/1/15-5/13/16
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins September 1. Contact the Children’s Service Desk at 920-832-6187 to register or by filling out this form. You must be registered in order to earn any incentives. Open to students in kindergarten.

    Kindergarten students read books from multiple sections of the library - picture books, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more! Students may read to themselves, read to someone else (including pets or stuffed animals), or listen to someone read to them, or an audiobook. The goal is to read all 100 books on the two booklists in any order.

    When the books have all been read and marked on your reading log, you may show it to library staff to receive an assortment of small incentive prizes. Register and pick-up your reading lists at the Children’s Services Desk or online. Print TWO lists. If you have questions call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

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  2. Tech for Tweens

    When: 
    Select Thursdays | 4:15-5:00 pm
    Where: 
    Digital Media Lab or Meeting Room D
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    To register, visit our online calendar or call 920-832-6189. Space is limited.

    Experience a new technology adventure each session! Classes are held on October 1, November 5 and December 3.

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  3. Tween Scene

    When: 
    Select Thursdays | 4:15-5:00 pm
    Where: 
    Children's Program Room A/B
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    To register, visit our online calendar or call (920) 832-6187. Space is limited.

    Children in grades 3 to 6 will explore the field of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Classes are held September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17.

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  4. 3,2,1...Blast Off Read!

    When: 
    9/1/15-1/4/16
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins September 1. Contact the Children’s Service Desk at 920-832-6187 to register or by filling out this form. You must be registered in order to earn any incentives. Open to children in first, second or third grade.

    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 12 books during this time period if you’re in first or second grade and six books if you’re in third grade, 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 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. Reviews must be turned in all at the same time. 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 Services 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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  5. Kindergarten: Fun With Fairytales

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

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

    Fun With Fairytales

    Join library staff for a program featuring the classic tale The Three Little Pigs! Enjoy a puppet show, re-tell the story, and compare a fractured version!

    This field trip meets RLK.2, RLK.6 (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. 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: 
    September 1, 2015 to January 4, 2016
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on September 1. 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 and receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize.

    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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