Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's Back to School Time!!

Yeah, you already know that. What you may not know is what we have been doing to get ready for school here at Lillie M. Evans Library!


If you think TumbleBooks is old news, think again! We have expanded our subscription to include a section of graphic novels, especially geared for 3rd grade and up.
You can check it out here.

Vote for Books!

Students in 1st - 4th grade will be participating in Upstart's Vote for Books promotion starting on their first class visit of the year.  Some of the book nominees will be read to the students and there will be related activities right up to election time.  The complete list of nominees can be found and
up-to-the-minute information will be posted here.

 4th-8th grade readers will once again be given the opportunity to vote for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award in February, 2013.  Although the activities won't begin until late January, LME  already has 2 hard copies of each title on the list, plus several are also available in e-book on ADML and CD. Attached you will find the 2013 master list. Please encourage your students to start reading from the list now so more will be eligible to vote in February.  To be eligible to vote for the statewide winner, students need only to have read 3 titles on the list.

Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award 2013 Master List

2 New Databases available on our website!!  

These new databases will prove to be invaluable classroom resources.

World Book Web          Rocket Languages

Click here for more information.

Just For Fun!

There will be regularly scheduled after school programs for K-5th grade, generally the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 3:15 - 4:45 PM.
Here is the schedule for the year:

September 20, 2012: Super Hero program
October 18, 2012 (early out): Movie
November 15, 2012 (evening): Family Reading Night Scavenger Hunt
December 20, 2012: Holiday cards/craft
January 17, 2013: Movie
February (all month long): Winter Reading Program
Saturday, March 2, 2013: Family Seuss-a-Thon versus Brimfield Public Library (details to come)
March 5, 2013: Pizza Bingo party for those completing Winter Reading Program
March 21, 2013 (all day long): Drop off for conferences - different activities and stations available
April (all month long): National Library Month bookmark contest
April 18, 2013: TBD

Click here for the LME calendar.

MAG Monday returns!!

Starting in September, MAG Monday returns for 6th-12th graders. MAG is a place where the kids come play video games, use laptops, eat snacks and just get to relax and hang with their friends.  MAG will meet immediately after school until 4:45 PM, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

 *Note: MAG will not meet when school is not in session. In the event something else interferes with the regular schedule, MAG may be rescheduled.

As always, you may keep up to date with the latest goings-on at Lillie M. Evans Library District by visiting our website or our Facebook page.

Contact information for Anita Routh:
Ph. (309) 385-4540

Thanks for stopping in today! We are going to have a great year!!