Welcome to 2021
Reading Colors Your World!
Reading Colors Your World!
All programs from Summer Reading will remain on our YouTube channel, so please feel free to watch and or listen again!
***** Please see below where to use sidewalk chalk each week and please send us pictures! We would also love some comments about what you like about the books being read, the crafts you are putting together and the programs! ******
Everyone knows how wonderful it is to lose yourself in a book. Lose yourself and now you will be rewarded! You will be asked to read three hours per week. You may log your time any time you want during the week. A week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. There will be seven weeks of reading this year. If you read three hours per week you will earn a weekly prize from a local business (such as Toot's Treats, Jordan's, Palace Theatre, Elevate, Kartville), plus be entered to win one of the gift certificates to businesses/restaurants in the area. Please consider reading fiction, non-fiction, biography and poetry to add variety to your reading. If you listen to Book Talks on Wednesdays that time counts for your reading logs. You may read books, magazines, newspapers or listen to audiobooks/eBooks or someone reading. It is so easy to log your reading in to Reader Zone. You may log it whenever it is convenient for you! You must have your time logged by Sunday of each week.
We will have two sets of gift baskets, so if you read three hours for two of the first three weeks (Weeks 1-3-May 31st-June 20th) and two of the next three weeks (Weeks 4-6-June 21st- July 11th) you will have a chance to win one of 14 gift baskets with cool prizes like passes to the Children's Discovery Museum, the Riverfront Museum or Wheels O'Time Museum or gift certificates to Cerno's, Jen's Place, Red Carpet Car Wash or Tanner's . For the 7th week (July 12th-18th) if you log 3 hours of reading you will have a chance to win a Kindle donated by Mid Century (juvenile), $50 in gift certificates donated by Cerno's & Costco (youth) or $100 gift certificate donated by Merrick's Floorcovering (adult). There are pictures of the 1st round of baskets under pictures. We will randomly draw winners.
In addition to turning in reading logs, you will be able to watch programs on our YouTube channel. On Tuesdays we will air our Craft Programs, on Wednesdays our Book Talks (for different age groups) and on Fridays our Programs.
June 1st Mrs. Avery
June 8th Mrs. McClaskey
June 15th Mrs. Nielson
June 22nd Mrs. Stobaugh
June 29th Mrs. Hanlon
July 6th Mrs. Avery
July 13th Mrs. McClaskey
These are picture books for younger readers.
June 2nd Mrs. Inskeep The Day the Crayons Quit
June 9th Ms. Collins Mouse Paint & Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors
June 16th Mrs. Ramsay The Color Monster
June 23rd Mrs. Stobaugh The Crayon Man: The true Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
June 29th Mrs. Inskeep The Crayon Box That Talked & The Land of Many Colors
July 7th Mrs. Warner The Color Monster Goes to School
July 14th Mrs. Keefer
1st-3rd grade Mrs. Knight The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia # 4) by C. S. Lewis (you may listen to the first three books in the series on our YouTube channel as Terry has already recorded them).
4th-6th grade Mrs. Vaughan A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
7th-8th grade Mrs. Collins Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (Sammy Keyes # 1) by Wendelin Van Draanen
High School Mrs. McKinty Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri.
June 4th Forest Park Nature Center Colorful Creatures of Illinois (this will be a Zoom Program). The link is https://zoom.us/join and then enter the Meeting ID: 894 2040 5035 and the Passcode: 2209. Please stop by the library T 1:00-5:00, W 10:00-5:00 or Th 1:00-5:00 to pick up your kit.
Apologizes that the 77 was left off the end of the passcode for the Zoom this morning! Don't worry! We were able to record the program and will have it posted to our YouTube channel soon. The program teaches all sorts of things about animals and how they use color and has some great interactive elements. We hope you get to watch it soon!
June 11th Mr. Blum Casey at Bat
Unfortunately it happened again & the video wasn't loaded on our YouTube channel until Tuesday. We apologize to anyone who tried to watch it before it was posted. Hopefully things will go without a hitch this week! Thank you for checking back and continuing to watch & listen to our activities!
June 18th Mrs. Isbell M & M Science Experiment
June 25th Ms. Salverson Making Colorful Frosting
July 2nd Mrs. Isbell Science Experiment
July 9th Mrs. Hanlin Lorado Taft Dioramas (courtesy of the Elmwood
Historic Society). Please see the GIS map about all of the Lorado Taft sites in Elmwood prepared by Taylor Armbruster:
July 16th The Food Mercenary Garden Fresh Basil Recipe
Unfortunately, once again we have had a mishap! The kits weren't picked up on Monday, so we are asking the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois if they could reschedule the program. As soon as we more information we will update here.
On Thursday, June 17th at 3:30 PM the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will be hosting a STEM/Craft Program on Zoom. There will be kits for you to pick up at the library with a sun catcher craft and a science experiment kit. You must register by June 13th. Pick up kits June 15th–17th. Register at : https://forms.gle/gsWtq8VquawJvY1bA
The FIRST Robotics Team Robot Casserole Summer STEM Zoom Camp on July 19th-21st from 1:00-2:00 PM for ages 9-12. You will learn STEM concepts through fun activities like making a homemade harmonica, LED popsicle flashlight and team building activities! Please email the library to let us know you would like to participate & we’ll send the link. There will be kits for you to pick up.
Sidewalk Chalk to Brighten the Day
Make the City of Elmwood even more colorful with sidewalk chalk! We encourage you to use sidewalk chalk to chalk one square of sidewalk in these different spots around town (see the places for each week below). If you send us a picture through email (email@example.com) or on Facebook of your sidewalk square, your finished craft, comment what you liked about a book on Book Talks or what you liked or learned through a Program, you will be entered to win a gift certificate. We will randomly draw winners each week.
Week 1 Your sidewalk, drive way or your grandparents or neighbor's sidewalks or
driveways (please ask permission before using others sidewalks or driveways).
Week 2 Central Park
Week 3 Community Center or the School
Week 4 Library, the Boord's house (they live next to the library), Jordan's Mobil (in
front of and on the side of the Service Center-not the Gas Station) and City Hall
Week 5 Uptown (West Main St. & South Magnolia St.) (The Palace Theatre has asked
that there be no chalk in front of their main doors).
Week 6 Uptown (East Main St. & North Magnolia St. including the Fire Station &
Week 7 Any of the places above where the chalk has washed away.
The city & businesses/organizations have provided permission for you to use sidewalk chalk on the sidewalk in front of or on the side of their building. If you need chalk, please stop by the library to ask for some.
If you don't have internet service or phone data, but would like to participate, you may call in your weekly log on Sunday and leave a message on the answering machine or if you would like to speak with someone then you will need to call on Satursday between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. We need to know your name and hour many minutes or hours you read.
If you have any questions, please fill free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-742-2431. We ask for your patience again this summer as we continue to learn how to make digital Summer Reading work! We hope you are ready for a summer of adventure!!
Below is the link to the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Log. Children in Grades 1st-6th may earn a free book by reading eight books this summer. You may count books that you read for your reading log, so double the goodness!
Penguin Random House Summer Reading Lists
Today, we're talking great books for Summer Reading, specifically for grades PreK-3. Consider these books for inclusion on your summer reading list - they're all incredibly engaging and will hold your students and patrons interest over the long summer.
Today, we're talking great books for Summer Reading, specifically for grades 4-8. Consider these books for inclusion on your summer reading list - they're all incredibly engaging and will hold your students and patrons interest over the long summer ahead.
Today, we're talking Summer Reading and the books that would make great additions to your list, specifically for your teens and preteens in grades 8-12. All of these books are incredibly engaging and will hold your students and patrons interest over the long summer.
Want more Penguin Classroom picks?
Click here to watch more book buzz videos!
We have book buzzes for everything! From timely groupings for EARTH DAY and POETRY MONTH, to thematic groupings like ROM COMS and PAPERBACKS! Check them all out below!