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!
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
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.
Youth Services loves hearing about all of your favorite books! Stop in to the Dundee Library Youth Department to recommend your favorites with the emoji book recommendation activity at the tween corner and search our recommendation displays for a book you might love next!
Here are some of the books you told us you love this August:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Amulet (series) by Kazu Kibuishi
Calling all young collectors! The Dundee Library Youth Department wants to see your family-friendly collection displayed in our display case this school year. Community members are welcome to sign up with a member of our Youth Services staff to have their collection displayed for a period of two weeks. If you have any questions about your type of collection or how to get your collection displayed, you may contact Dundee Library Youth Services. We can’t wait to see your collections!
Congratulations to our newest graduates of the 1,001 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Fox River Valley Public Libraries!