We’re going to the Corn Maze at Don’s Berry and Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 25th. We’ll be taking the 9:45 ferry. We will be eating lunch on the mainland. Possibly MacDonald’s or maybe somewhere else. We will be back on the 1:45 ferry leaving Bayfield. The meal and entry cost will be courtesy of the Madeline Island Public Library’s Cultural and Recreational Program. I may need a driver/chaperone or two so if you are an adult reading this and you want to help out please give me a call at the library (715-747-3662). I also need to know who will be coming so let me know if you or your child or both will be coming. Thanks…
October is National Book Month. Starting today, many schools are pulling books from the shelves, trying to engage their students to read. Parents should also participate in the celebration of National Book Month, so their children can see that reading is not just limited to school.
Here are some fun reading activities for children.
- Have children write articles about their favorite books or authors.
- Encourage them to write letters to their favorite author.
- Ask children to redesign the book cover of their favorite books.
- Children can create book marks for the books they are reading.
- Parents and teachers can reward children who have completed a book.
- Teachers could have their students choose unfamiliar words from their books and define them.
- Students could even use those same words in their writing assignments or create word maps.
- They could choose songs that explain the themes in their books.
- Children could write their own book or compose original theme songs for their books.
- They can design the setting for parts of their books.
- Children could also act out certain sections of their books.
There are many reading activities parents and teachers could do for National Book Month. They just have to think creatively.
Some children spend hours reading but dislike having to complete assignments about their books. This is why teachers have to provide a variety of reading assignments that will gratify all the students.
Learning should always be stimulating, so children are constantly eager to explore new knowledge.
Read On Wisconsin
Here are the Read On Wisconsin titles for October:
Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Matilda and Hans by Yokococo. U.S. edition: Templar / Candlewick Press, 2013.
Wild Berries by Julie Flett. Simply Read Books, 2013.
Primary (K-2) Books
Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013.
Chavela and the Magic Bubble by Monica Brown. Illustrated by Magaly Morales. Clarion, 2010.
Intermediate (Grades 3-5) Books
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story by S.D. Nelson. Abrams, 2012.
Middle School Books
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery by Cynthia Grady. Illustrated by Michele Wood. Eerdmans, 2012.
The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata. Illustrated by Julia Kuo. Atheneum, 2013.
High School Books
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Illustrated by Julian Crouch. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2013.
This is a great link for finding just the right
children's book for young readers...
Family Movie Night
Friday Nights throughout the winter will be
Family Movie Night at the library.
Everyone is invited.
Bring a snack for yourself or bring something to share. Popcorn will always be available.
♥Call to make sure the movie has not been cancelled...
The September selection for
The Madeline Island Literary Society
by Colin Woodard
Books are available at the library.
Everyone is welcome...
A to Z World Travel
We have purchased a subscription to a database that anyone can access from the library or at home. It's called A to Z World Travel. You can look up all kinds of information about countries and cities around the world for school reports or if you are planning a trip to some exotic location and you want to know what to expect when you get there. Just click on the link below and type in the username and password and you're on our way. After you've tried it send an email to the library to let us know if it was helpful or not. We are trying it out for a year to see if his is a worthwhile program so your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Knitting nights at the library has been changed back to every Monday at 4:00 p.m. Bring in a project you're working on or come willing to learn new techniques.
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This Month Is...
- National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
- National Book Month
- National Arts & Humanities Month
- National AIDS Awareness Month
- Halloween Safety Month
- Gay & Lesbian History Month
- Fair Trade Month
- Eat Better, Eat Together Month
- Down Syndrome Awareness Month
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Country Music Month
- Bat Appreciation Month
- Apple Month
- AIDS Awareness Month
- Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
- National Go On A Field Trip Month
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