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Make the Most of Library Storytime
Early fall storytimes begin the week of September 18th. Registration starts Saturday, August 26th. Here's a great article for parents who are new to storytime to read, offering tips on how to make the most out of your storytime experience by joining in the fun, mingling with other parents, and noticing how your child interacts with others.
Round Lake Area Schools Supply List
100 Books Every Child Should Hear before Kindergarten
Here is a list of some classic books that every child should hear before they reach Kindergarten age. To check out any of these books, ask for assistance at the Youth Reference Desk and consider signing up for our 1,000 Books before Kindergarten reading program.
Reading Beyond Booklist
The Reading Beyond booklist has been provided by the American Library Association & Children's Book Council for children who read at an advanced level and are seeking more challenging, but still age-appropriate, books.
There are books listed for kindergarten and first graders reading at a third grade level, second and third graders reading at a fifth grade level, and fourth and fifth graders reading at a seventh grade level.
2018 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominees
The 2018 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominees were recently announced. You can find the list here.
The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author for the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. For more information, go to rebeccacaudill.org.
New Train Table!
Stop by Youth Services and have fun playing with our new train table! Choo-Choo!
New iPads in Youth Services!
Stop by Youth Services and check out our new iPads! They're preloaded with kid-friendly apps!
Have Fun With Light!
Stop by Youth Services and have fun playing with our new light table! You can trace over designs using our stencils and have fun coloring your creations!
Museums for All offers Free/Reduced Admission to LINK Cardholders
The Museums for All program allows LINK cardholders free or very reduced admission to some area museums. You can find the list of participating museums here. The program is sponsored by the Association of Children's Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Family museum passes are also available by contacting Adult Services.
10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Storytime
Library Resources for Students and Teachers
The Round Lake Area Public Library welcomes you to explore our free educational services and resources. Feel free to contact us any time for research assistance at (847) 546-7060 ext. 108.
- · Youth Programs. View our Programs Page for a list of scheduled programs.
- · Research assistance and homework help
- · Help with navigating online encyclopedias/databases and other computer help.
- · Interlibrary loan of materials from other libraries
- · Parent/Teacher Collection
- · Computers with Microsoft Office and Internet access.
- · Wireless Internet
- · Copier and Printer access
- · Reference book collection
- · E-books and audiobooks from MyMediaMall
- · Fiction and non-fiction books on CD and Playaway.
- · Magazines
- · Non-fiction DVD collection
- · Spanish and bilingual collection
- · Bilingual staff
- · Helpful Research and Learning links
Youth Services Staff: Aleece, Christi, Denise, Helen, Leslie, and Sue
Homeschooling Resources at Your Library
Youth Services put together a pamphlet of homeschooling resources available from the library. Inside you'll find helpful websites, book recommendations, and educational library programs for your homeschooling needs.
Why Libraries Matter
We invite you to read an article on the importance of libraries written by Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain. Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain is an experienced teacher and library media specialist who has received national awards for her creative teaching ideas.
Learning to read begins before your child starts school. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books!
The guidelines are simple: Read together and write down the book titles in your reading log you received when you signed up. After every 100 books read, bring your reading log to the library so we can reward your child with a sticker or a prize and pick up the next reading log sheets. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive a book of their choosing to keep and a certificate! This program has no end date except when your child enters kindergarten.
Register now in the Youth Services Department!