Celebrate National Poetry Month...Write a poem and share it on
"Poem in Your Pocket Day" on April 27, 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.
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This Month Is...
- National Inventor's Month
- National Soft Pretzel Month
- National Jazz Appreciation Month
- National Landscape Architecture Month
- National Humor Month
- National Fresh Celery Month
- National Decorating Month
- National Couple Appreciation Month
- National Autism Awareness Month
- Lawn and Garden Month
- Keep America Beautiful Month
- International Guitar Month
- National Fair Housing Month
- National Cannabis Awareness Month
- National Child Abuse Awareness Month
- National Garden Month
- National Soy Foods Month
- National Straw Hat Month
- National Poetry Month
- National Pecan Month
- National Welding Month
- Records and Information Management Month
- Scottish American Heritage Month
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Stress Awareness Month
- National Safe Digging Month
To know more about what happened this month in history click on this image......
April 2 - Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
April 5 - Guy Vanderhaeghe (1951 - )
April 7 - Gabriela Mistral (1889 - 1957)
April 7 - William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
April 13 - Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)
April 13 - Eudora Welty (1909 - 2001)
April 13 - Seamus Heaney (1939 - )
April 15 - Henry James (1843 - 1916)
April 16 - Kingsley Amis (1922 - 1995)
April 16 - Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
April 17 - Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)
April 21 - Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)
April 23 - Halldor Laxness (1902 - 1998)
April 23 - William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
April 24 - Carl Spitteler (1845 - 1924)
April 26 - Vicente Aleixandre (1898 - 1984)
April 26 - Bernard Malamud (1914 - 1986)
April 28 - Harper Lee (1926 - )
April 30 - Philippe Panneton a.k.a. Ringuet (1895 - 1960)