The deadline has been extended to December 1, 2017...
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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...
- Library Card Sign-up Month
- Baby Safety Month
- Be Kind To Editors & Writers Month
- Childrens' Good Manners Month
- Classical Music Month
- College Savings Month
- Eat Chicken Month
- Happy Cat Month
- Intergeneration Month
- International Speak Out Month
- International Self-Awareness Month
- International Women's Friendship Month
- National Cheese Month
- National Fruit and Veggies Month
- National Honey Month
- National Mushroom Month
- National Organic Harvest Month
- National Rice Month
- National Save A Tiger Month
- National Sewing Month
- National Piano Month
- National Wilderness Month
- Self Improvement Month
- World Alzheimer's Month
- World Speak Out Month
To know more about what happened this month in history click here......
September 1 - Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950)
September 3 - Alison Lurie (1926 - )
September 3 - Caryl Churchill (1938 - )
September 4 - Richard Wright (1908 - 1960)
September 7 - Jennifer Egan (1962 - )
September 8 - Frederic Mistral (1830 - 1914)
September 8 - Ronlyn Domingue
September 9 - Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)
September 11 - D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)
September 11 - O. Henry a.k.a. William Sydney Porter (1862 - 1910)
September 12 - Michael Ondaatje (1943 - )
September 13 - Roald Dahl - (1916 - 1990)
September 14 - Geraldine Brooks (1955 - )
September 15 - Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976)
September 15 - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977 - )
September 17 - Ken Kesey (1935 - 2001)
September 19 - William Golding (1911 - 1993)
September 20 - Upton Sinclair (1878 - 1968)
September 21 - Stephen King (1947 - )
September 21 - H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946)
September 21 - Fannie Flagg (1944 - )
September 21 - Marsha Norman (1947 - )
September 24 - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)
September 25 - William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)
September 26 - T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
September 26 - Jane Smiley (1949 - )
September 27 - Grazia Deledda (1871 - 1936)
September 27 - Irvine Welsh (1958 - )
September 29 - Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (1547 - 1616)
September 30 - Elie Wiesel (1928 - )
September 30 - Laura Esquivel (1950 - )
September 30 - Téa Obreht (1985 - )