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.
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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!
Visit the Dundee Library Youth Services Department and check out the newest updates to the Tween Corner! This is the awesome space by the computers where we provide activities specifically for tweens to enjoy in the library.
The 2019 AISLE award-nominated titles are now on display at the Dundee Library! Each year, the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) nominates books for the Monarch, Bluestem and Rebecca Caudill Readers’ Choice Awards. Kids across Illinois are then invited to read the nominated books throughout the year and vote for their favorite.
The Illinois School Library Media Association has announced their winner for the 2018 Bluestem Award!
Every year, the Illinois School Library Media Association nominates twenty books for the Bluestem Award and students across Illinois vote for the book they believe deserves to win. This year's votes have officially been totaled and Illinois students have decided that the winner of the 2018 Bluestem Award is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson! You can view the voting results here!