Click the link below to a short video about the importance of reading to your children...
This is a great link for finding just the right
children's book for young readers...
The book for the Madeline Island Literary Society for the month of August is
Inside the O'Briens
by Lisa Genova
The discussion will take place at Andy and Kitty Herriot's house
on Thursday, August 25th
Copies are available at the library.
Everyone is welcome...
Read On Wisconsin
Read On Wisconsin (ROW) is a state-wide literacy program, administered by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, that promotes high-quality books for children and teens. Each month features one or more Read On Wisconsin titles for children and teens in five different age-level groups.
ROW is a great way to connect children and teens in the state with terrific books and with each other. The goal of ROW is to encourage children and teens to think and to talk about what they are reading, or what is being read to them. We hope you’ll choose these books as read-alouds or book discussion selections, feature them in displays, or highlight them in other ways as you connect Wisconsin children and teens with books in your library or classroom.
The CCBC’s partners for Read On Wisconsin include the Division of Media, Educational Resources and Information Technology (MERIT) of the School of Education at the UW-Madison; the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Division for Libraries and Technology; and TeachingBooks.net. The Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association is a Read On Wisconsin sponsor.
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 4:30 p.m. Bring in a project you're working on or come willing to learn new techniques.
Click here to find out more about the
This Month Is...
- American Artists Appreciation Month
- American Indian Heritage Month
- Boomers Making A Difference Month
- Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
- Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
- Happiness Happens Month
- National Breastfeeding Month
- National Catfish Month
- National Panini Month
- National Read A Romance Month
- National Water Quality Month
- What Will Be Your Legacy Month
- National Win With Civility Month
To know more about what happened this month in history click on this image......
August 1 - Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)
August 2 - James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
August 3 - Leon Uris (1924 - 2003)
August 4 - Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)
August 4 - Knut Hamsun (1859 - 1952)
August 5 - Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)
August 6 - Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
August 8 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 - 1953)
August 9 - John Dryden (1631 - 1700)
August 9 - P. L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers (1899 - 1996)
August 11 - Alex Haley (1921 - 1992)
August 12 - Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)
August 12 - Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)
August 12 - Jacinto Benavente (1866 - 1954)
August 14 - John Galsworthy (1867 - 1933)
August 15 - Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
August 17 - Ted Hughes (1930 - 1998)
August 17 - V. S. Naipaul (1932 - )
August 17 - Jonathan Franzen (1959 - )
August 19 - James Gould Cozzens (1903 - 1978)
August 19 - Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
August 20 - Edgar Guest (1881 - 1959)
August 20 - Salvatore Quasimodo (1901 - 1968)
August 21 - Robert Stone (1937 - )
August 22 - Annie Proulx (1935 - )
August 22 - Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
August 24 - Orson Scott Card (1951 - )
August 24 - A. S. Byatt (1936 - )
August 25 - Brian Moore (1921 - 1999)
August 28 - Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)
August 28 - Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)
August 28 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
August 29 - Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)
August 29 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809 - 1894)
August 30 - Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851)