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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 Madeline Island Book Club
Welcome Winter Party
Sunday, December 4th
at the home of Robert Kramer and Susi Saxl
North Shore Rd.
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 Night @ the Library
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...
- National Ice Cream Month
- National Grilling Month
- National Honey Month
- National Hot Dog Month
- National Parks & Recreation Month
- National Watermelon Month
- Social Wellness Month
- Women's Motorcycle Month
- National Make A Difference to Children Month
- National Horseradish Month
- National Vacation Rental Month
- Tour de France Month
- PTSD Awareness Month
To know more about what happened this month in history click here......
July 1 - Jean Stafford (1915 - 1979)
July 1 - James M. Cain (1892 - 1977)
July 2 - Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
July 2 - Wislawa Szymborska (1923 - )
July 3 - Rohinton Mistry (1952 - )
July 3 - Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
July 4 - Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)
July 6 - Verner von Heidenstam (1859 - 1940)
July 8 - Shirley Ann Grau (1929 - )
July 9 - Dean R. Koontz (1945 - )
July 10 - Alice Munro (1931 - )
July 10 - Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)
July 11 - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)
July 12 - Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
July 12 - Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)
July 13 - Wole Soyinka (1934 - )
July 15 - Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)
July 16 - Anita Brookner (1928 - )
July 17 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888 - 1970)
July 18 - Margaret Laurence, (1926 - 1987)
July 20 - Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864 - 1931)
July 20 - Cormac McCarthy (1933 - )
July 21 - Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
July 21 - John Gardner (1933 - 1982)
July 22 - Paul Lewis Quarrington (1953 - )
July 23 - Raymond Chandler (1888 - 1959)
July 24 - Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)
July 24 - Henrik Pontoppidan (1857 - 1943)
July 25 - Elias Canetti (1905 - 1994)
July 26 - Bernice Rubens (1928 - 2004)
July 26 - George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
July 26 - Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
July 27 - Giosue Carducci (1835 - 1907)
July 28 - Malcolm Lowry (1909 - 1957)
July 29 - Eyvind Johnson, (1900 - 1976)
July 30 - Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848)
July 31 - J. K. Rowling (1965 - )