Inspiring and supporting lifelong learning and the love of reading

March Madness doesn't have to be just about basketball. How would you like some March BOOK Madness? Awesome teen reads are pitted against each other to see which book comes out on top. Check out the site to see the contenders and get your read on!

Thanks to all who participated in our 2017 Winter Reading Program. Congratulations to our grand prize winners:

1. Snow-Tube - Joy T.
2. Marvel Set – David S.
3. Art Studio – Selah A.
4. Princess Set – Olivia D.
5. Wimpy Kid Set – Sonja M.
6. Movie Gift Card – Kristin U.
7. Ice Age Set – Hayden G.
8. Classic Games Set – Cale O.
9. Coloring Set – Cheri K.
10. Bacon and Beer Night Tickets – Laura C.
11. Pizza and Movie Set – Isaac B.
12. Heart of the Valley Gift Certificate – Caralyn G.
 

Kids, teens, and adults are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Program, Reading in a Winter Wonderland. Stop by either the Kimberly or Little Chute Library to sign up. You will receive a BINGO card with reading activities. Bring in your card whenever you have a BINGO completed, and you will receive a prize plus an entry into our grand prize drawing. You can earn up to four BINGOs, and a blackout gets you an extra entry form. What a fun way to keep the winter blues away by snuggling up with a great read on those long, cold winter nights and visiting your library for cool prizes and more fantastic books!

There are lots of things to do at the library during Winter Break. Stop in to check out some great books, movies, and music, and come to any or all of these activities:

Want to read suspenseful stories by text messages? Try the new Hooked app designed for ages 13-24. You will receive a series of text messages that will get you hooked enough to keep reading. The app is free, but there are paid versions to avoid the time delays between texts. Find out more in this article.

Kids voted for their favorite book characters during October, and here are the election results:

  • Preschool - Curious George
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade - Elephant and Piggie
  • Third-Fifth Grade -  Harry Potter

Thanks to all the kids who voted.

November is Picture Book Month, so stop by the library and check out favorites old and new to enjoy together. We also have children's books priced at 4 for $1 in our book sale.

Two picture books are celebrating their 75th anniversary: Curious George  by H.A. Rey and Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Both books will be celebrated with a special preschool story time in November which is Picture Book Month.

Curious George Turns 75 story time will be held on Friday, November 11 at 10:10 a.m. at the Little Chute Library. Go bananas hearing George's story and enjoy activities celebrating the fun antics and adventures of everyone's favorite little monkey.

Make Way for Ducklings 75th Anniversary Celebration is on Friday, November 18 at 10:10 a.m. at the Little Chute Library. Quack up with the story and activities featuring Mr. & Mrs. Mallard's and their eight ducklings.

Read more about Make Way for Ducklings here, and check out the history of Curious George in this video:

 

 

The moment everyone has been waiting for is finally here! The 2016 Teens' Top Ten titles are:

  1.  Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484706831.
  2.  All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780385755887.
  3.  The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 9780545668347.
  4.  Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co. 9781627792127.
  5.  Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Random House/Delacorte Press. 9780553496642.
  6.  Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484705278.
  7.  The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 9781250080059.
  8.  Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780553499117.
  9.  When by Victoria Laurie. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484700082.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481418584.

A video<https://youtu.be/9VO4gtXBBh8> and list<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten> featuring the winning titles can be found on the Teens' Top Ten<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten> page.

Now through December 31, 2016, teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens' Top Ten nominee via the public nomination form<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/public-nomination-form>. Book title nominations submitted in the current year will be used for consideration of the following year's list of nominees. For books to be eligible for consideration, they must be published between January 1- December 31, 2016.

Want to learn more about the Teens' Top Ten? Visit www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten>.
girl wearing space outfit
It is always exciting to hear of a children's book being made into a movie. Heading off the comic page and onto the silver screen is Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. Fox Animation has acquired rights to the trilogy. The graphic novel trilogy follows the adventures of Zita as she learns to be brave and navigate her far out world. Bleeding Cool lists it as one of the “Essential 8 Comics For Kids,” writing:
 
“… everything I love about comic books; adventure, humor, humanity and a big heaping dose of wonder … Hatke has made something really special here … original and fun. It’s completely appropriate for kids but like the best stories, I think everyone will appreciate it.”
 
The other two books of the trilogy are Legends of Zita the Spacegirl and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl. No word yet on when the film will be released, but this would be a good time to check out the books in anticipation.
 
Hatke won an Eisner Award for Little Robot. His other books include Nobody Likes a Goblin, and Julia’s House for Lost Creatures.

Fall is not only back to school time, but it is also a busy learnng season at the library. Check out some of the available classes offered:

  • Family Story Time on Wednesdays in Little Chute and Thursdays in Kimberly at 10:10 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time on Tuesdays in Kimberly at 10:10 a.m.
  • Pooches and Pages, our reading to therapy dogs program for kids in grades 1-5, takes place on the third Saturday of the month during the school year with the exception of December and May. It is a great program to build reading confidence.
  • Legos and More, a creative building free play class, takes place on the second Monday of the month from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Little Chute.

We also feature other story time specials and movie nights, so be sure to check the calendar and/or subcribe to our events on Facebook to see what is happening.

Pages