The practice of PLAY is very important to young children in building their early learning and literacy skills! Play can help children better understand the context behind situations and stories, leading to better reading comprehension and symbolic understanding. Play can also help children in navigating new social relationships and communication skills.
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Baseball season is upon us and today is a truly memorable day in baseball history. April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day; the 72nd anniversary of his very first baseball game and the first time an African American played Major League Baseball.
This snowy day in April is making me want to warm up with a new favorite book! Thankfully, I have TONS of book recommendations from our youth patrons. Here are some of the books you’ve recommended at the tween scene emoji book recommendation activity in the past few months!
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Jojo Siwa’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #peaceouthaterz by Jojo Siwa
The Courageous Princess by Rod Espinosa
This Saturday, March 2nd, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America, inviting every child in every community to celebrate reading. Created by the National Education Association, Read Across America is simply a holiday for the love of reading. You can find more information here.
We are coming to the end of another year FILLED with amazing new additions to our Youth Services collections! Here are some of the many notable new books for children published in 2018!
Winter Reading Challenge
Winter brings ice, snow, freezing weather, and…the Winter Reading Challenge!
Fox River Valley Public Library District is excited to launch our first annual, all-ages Winter Reading Challenge! The program runs from Dec 9-February 16.
How does it work?
Youth Services is SO THANKFUL for your book recommendations! Stop in to the Dundee Library Youth Department to recommend your favorites with the emoji book recommendation activity at the tween corner and pick up one of the many books recommended by others!
Here are some of the books you told us you love this fall:
Dog Man (series) by Dav Pilkey
Owl Diaries (series) by Rebecca Elliott
Amulet (series) by Kazu Kibuishi
Dork Diaries (series) by Rachel Renee Russell
October is not only the month associated with the decay of leaves, glowing pumpkins, and piercing cold air; it is the interval where macabre enthusiasts flourish.
We are coming to the end of Banned Books Week, a week dedicated to free expression. The American Library Association, alongside a number of other organizations, promotes this campaign to spread awareness for the freedom to read and spreads attention towards banned and challenged books.
They convey loyalty, unconditional love, and are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” They are far from only being cuddly pets: they contribute to a child’s reading proficiency.