Summer Reading Week 5
ALSC & LEGO/DUPLO Read! Build! Play! Project
LEGO/DUPLO and the Association for Library Service to Children have joined hands to celebrate and support local libraries. The most nominated library in the Read! Build! Play! Project (vote here) will receive $5,000 for books and supplies. The top 200 libraries will receive a special LEGO/DUPLO Read! Build! Play! toolkit chock full of cutting edge early literacy programming that combines preschool books with a versatile collection of DUPLO bricks. You can vote once per day until October 1 & we hope you do! Share with your friends - thanks for your support!
* And now back to our regularly scheduled statistics update:
* 908 kids are participating in our program. (We hope we get at least that many people voting for us for the Read! Build! Play! Project!) Those kids have written an astonishing 2177 online reviews.
* $40.86 has been donated for the Moraine Township Food Pantry from generous token- and credit-earners. Please remember that you can donate non-perishables during Summer Reading as well.
* Given our prime location next to all the Summer Reading prizes, we gerbils are wagering a guess that our most popular prize is baseball cards, although one of the librarians think it is going to be blowpipes, and that our most popular certificate is the $5 Target card.
* Will our Very Hungry Caterpillar ever make it out of the Inger Boye Room? He's up to 47 segments and a third set of feet - those hardworking Book Buddies have shared 705 books/songs/rhymes/fingerplays!
Summer Reader of the Week
* Congratulations to this week's Summer Readers of the Week!
* This week's preschool winner is Teddy C., a voracious 4 1/2 year old reader who enjoyed reading Score One for the Sloths by Helen Lester, The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain, and We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.
* This week's K-5 winner is Jack B., another voracious reader going in to second grade this fall. Recently, he enjoyed reading Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson, The Gas We Pass: the Story of Farts by Shinta Cho, and Sam and the Firefly by P.D. Eastman.
* Great reading, Teddy & Jack! As winners, Teddy and Jack's names, and the books they enjoyed this week will be displayed on our Electronic Bulletin Board for the summer. Check back here next Monday or look up on our electronic bulletin board when you come in to see reads from future Summer Reader of the Week winners!
At the Library This Week
* Stories Under the Stars meets Monday at 7:30pm in the clearing by the rose garden.
* Wednesday, July 11, artist Terri Murphy will be here for a workshop in delicious art! Explore the yummy art of Wayne Thiebaud, with his food related repetitive design schemes. Then pick a dessert and render four different views using oil pastels. (waiting list)
* Outdoor Drop-In Chess on Saturday as usual!
* There are still openings for The Magic Onion musical on July 18 at 7pm.
Around the Web
* McAllen Public Library in Texas, the largest single-story library in the country, is housed inside an abandoned Wal-Mart. Recently winning the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition held by the International Interior Design Association, the library is a beautiful facility.
* According to the Guardian, "libraries are thriving" in England. Do you think the same applies to the U.S.?
* The Boston Globe Horn Book's ALA Round-Up links to a few awards acceptance speeches.
* HarperCollins has launched a new website, EpicReads, as a hub for teen and young adult readers to connect with each other and books! EpicReads has two subsites for paranormal/dystopian fiction (PitchDark), and romance/contemporary fiction (StoryCrush). If you yourself are a writer, check out Figment - a site for submitting your own stories!
* Read an excerpt from Amy Kathleen Ryan's new book in the Sky Chasers series, Spark. (It's the sequel to Glow.)
* Are your e-books reading you?
* A great interview with Graceling author Kristin Cashore and the NYT.
* The Guardian is looking for recommendations for reluctant readers. Do you have any?