June 4th through June 10th is National Garden Week. Celebrate by dropping in and taking a look at our gardening books and seed library! If you don’t have space for a garden outside then check out the University of Illinois’ tips on container gardening: http://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/
Join us for our summer reading club: Reading by Design! The program starts on May 30th and runs through July 30th. You can stop in at the Youth Services Desk to pick up a reading log or sign up online.
We’re also having a kick off event on June 3rd from 1 – 3 pm: Join us for treats, crafts, and activities! We’ll also have storytimes at 1 & 2 pm.
Are you interested in playing chess? Do you already know how to play or are you interested in learning? Everyone from grades 2 – 12 are welcome to play chess with us on Mondays from 4 – 5 pm! Beginners will receive instructions on how to play. Chess club is held in the meeting room.
Once again we’re switching things up at the Bartlett Public Library! Come check out our newest display where we’re showcasing ‘Staff Favorites’. This display features titles brought to you by the staff from throughout the library. Maybe one or more will become your favorites, too?
It’s time to vote for the Monarch, Bluestem, and Rebecca Caudill awards. These are awards where the books are chosen by student’s votes. The Monarch Award is Illinois’ Reader’s Choice Award for Kindergarten through Third Grade. The Bluestem Award is Illinois’ Reader’s Choice Award for Grades Third through Fifth. The Rebecca Caudill Award is Illinois’ Reader’s Choice Award for Grades Fourth through Eighth. You can pick up a ballot and vote for your favorites by stopping by the Youth Services desk or by checking the Bluestem and Rebecca Caudill shelves.
Readers’ Choice Award logos by Illinois School Library Media Association.
We like to keep things interesting at the library, and to make it easier for everyone to find something to read. We recently changed the displays at the end of our shelves to highlight all of the different genres of fiction.
Each shelf has a book picked out by one of our librarians: Adventure, Animals Stories, Classics, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Science Fiction, Sports Stories, and Thrillers & Suspense. Check it out next time you’re in the library, and if you’re looking for even more suggestions please ask anyone at the desk!
There’s still time to join our summer reading club as we “Read for the Win” and countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
12 days to go: The 2016 Summer Olympics begin on August 5th, and end on August 21st. There will be 306 events in 42 sports including basketball, swimming, gymnastics, volleyball, golf and more! In total over 10,000 athletes will compete in the games. These athletes come from 206 countries, and participate in the games for the chance to take home gold, silver, and bronze medals. For more information about the 2016 summer games in Rio you can visit www.rio2016.com, and if you’re interested in learning more about the the history of the summer Olympics be sure to check out our catalog.
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all the reading you wanted to do over the summer! Maybe you didn’t have time to read Rick Riordan’s new Trials of Apollo
or the Pete the Cat book, Go, Pete, Go!
There may be some of you thinking, “I’ve worked hard all school year and I’m going to use the summer to sleep in, play video games, and lounge around.” Hey! I hear you! School is tiring work! There were some days I would rather have stayed home and do chores instead of go to school! Your teachers probably tell you that you have to read because it’s good for you, and they’re right. Like broccoli, reading will be good for you in the long run. It helps with spelling, writing papers, but unlike broccoli, it can be fun and it’s like watching a movie in your head!
If you don’t want to believe me, watch this video by DavPilkey, the author of Captain Underpants.
And since you’ll be reading anyways… you may as well sign up for the Summer Reading Club and earn some prizes! Summer Reading Starts Monday, June 6 so get reading!
Have you ever thought about turning your back yard into a mini farm? Want to try your hand at raising chickens? If you have the space and are willing to make a year-round commitment then raising chickens might be just the hobby for you. Here is a really cool link to get you started. http://www.mypetchicken.com/about-chickens/
There will be a variety of posts ranging from awesome book recommendations to technology and gaming to DIY crafts and science experiments. So stay tuned! 🙂
In the mean time, stop by Bartlett Library this Saturday, January 16th from 11:30am-4:00pm, for our “Renovation Celebration!” There will be crafts, activities, prizes, tours of the new space, and much more!
See you there!