Posts tagged with "reading"

Posted by daccurso on 09/07/10
Dates and times: Tuesdays, September 14–November 23, 9:30 a.m.–noon and Wednesdays, September 15–December 1, 7–9:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Meeting Room Adult literacy classes are sponsored by District 214’s READ TO LEARN Literacy/Volunteer program for English-speaking adults who are learning to read and/or developing reading skills. There’s no advanced registration. Participants must attend the first meeting date where they will be tested and then notified if they qualify for the class. Classes are free. However, there is a donation request of $10 for materials.
Posted by daccurso on 02/16/10
lion and mouseIf you are looking for some great books for kids of all ages, check out the lists of award-winners on our web site. You can see the latest Caldecott and Newbery Award winners and the nominees for the Rebecca Caudill and Monarch Awards. You'll find even more 2010 award winners on the American Library Association's web site under Youth Media Awards. This listing isn't just for kids. It also includes links to award-winning young adult books, easy reader books, videos, audiobooks, and more.
Posted by daccurso on 01/17/11
Do you have  favorite authors, but you've read everything they've written? Or maybe you are always looking for a good mystery book. We can help. Fill out the new Book Me form on the Reading Suggestions page, and we will build a reading list just for you.
 
You tell us what you like and dislike, and within three to five days, you will receive a list of 5–10 titles that match your criteria. You can even specify if you want books, audiobooks, large print books or eBooks. Do you like shorter books? No problem, you can specify that as well. Try it today and you'll soon embark on a whole new reading adventure!

Posted by daccurso on 08/10/10
Eig Date and time: Tuesday, August 17, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Come hear acclaimed Chicago journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig talk about how he uncovered archival records about renowned gangster Al Capone that led to the writing of his latest work, Get Capone: The Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster. Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. See Jonathan Eig's website and interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. See Daily Herald article about authors Jonathan Eig and Michael Harvey.
Posted by daccurso on 12/14/10
Looking for some really good books for your children? Check out the booklists on our Kids' website. We've put together 28 different booklists with books for all age groups. Categories include Award books, Read-Alouds, Gift Books, Adventure, Scary Stories and many more. You can even use the lists to get ideas for your holiday shopping.

Posted by daccurso on 03/01/10
early_literacy Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school.  You can help your children learn important skills now so they can become good readers later.  Learn more by visiting our new Early Literacy pages.
Posted by daccurso on 11/19/09
book_drive (2) Date: November 1–December 1 This holiday season give the gift of reading by donating new children’s books for our holiday book drive. The books will go to low-income families in our area through the Wheeling Township Adopt-a-Family holiday basket program. We are collecting new books for children from infancy to age 16. As always, books in Spanish are also welcome. Drop off your donation in the collection bins by the Checkout Desk. For more information, call Debora Whisler at 847-506-2613.
Posted by daccurso on 03/29/10
ICanRead-Blog Bring your young readers to the Library to read to a librarian. After reading a story of their choice, they will receive a Polaroid snapshot and a magnetic "I Can Read" picture frame donated by the Friends of the Library. There's no registration, just stop by the Kids' World Desk at the following times: Wednesday, April 7, 6–7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 4–5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 10–11 a.m. Monday, April 12, 6–7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 4–5 p.m.
Posted by daccurso on 10/25/10
Dates: Mondays, November 1, 15, 29 and December 13; Tuesdays, November 2, 16, 30 and December 14
Times: 6:30–6:45 p.m., 6:45–7 p.m., or 7–7:15 p.m.
Location: Kids’ World Desk

Calling all first graders! Come in and get your picture taken with a book you can read all by yourself. Your photo can be displayed in our I Can Read area. Bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by sclark on 03/07/12

Calling all first graders! Come in and get your picture taken with a book you can read all by yourself. Your photo will be displayed in our I Can Read area. Bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian and check in at the Kids' World Desk.
 
Register for:
 
Monday, March 19
 
Tuesday, March 20