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  1. 3,2,1...Blast Off Read!

    When: 
    September 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on September 8, 2014 at 9:00am. Contact the Children's desk at (920) 832-6187 or click here to register.  You MUST be registered in order to earn any incentives.  Students must be in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade to participate.

     

    First, second, and third grade students are invited to blast off into the reading atmosphere with some of the best books the library has to offer! Students may read to themselves, read to someone else (including pets or stuffed animals), or listen to someone read to them. The goal is to read: 24 books during this time period if you’re in 1st grade, 12 books during this time period if you’re in 2ndgrade, and 6 books during this time period if you’re in 3rdgrade, then write or dictate a book review for each book. Of these books, at least half should be from the library’s booklists. While you may choose books from any of the three lists, you should be choosing books written at your reading level. Please be sure to include your full name and phone number on every review you submit. Reviews may be turned in one at a time or all at once. Every review will be read by the children's librarian.

    Receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize. Register and pick-up your reading list at the Children’s Service Desk or online. If you have questions, call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

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  2. B.E.A.R. Bingo: Be Excited About Reading!

    When: 
    November 1 - November 30
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Register at the library or online starting November 1.

     

     

    Complete five activities across, vertically, or diagonally to get BINGO! Cross out activities that you complete. You may read to yourself, read to someone else or listen to books. You may complete five BINGOs for up to five spins of the wheel. Five BINGOs also earns a chance at a final drawing. A blackout on the BINGO board earns a second chance in the drawing. One BINGO sheet per child. Program runs from November 1-30. Registration is required. Last day to pick up prizes is November 30. 

    This program is ideal for students in classroom settings.  Exceptions for prize pickup will be made only for teachers who are picking up prizes for their students.  Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or call 920-832-6020 to register your classroom, rather than using the online form.  You will be emailed a PDF of the Bingo board to use with your students.

     

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  3. Poetry Contest

    When: 
    April 1 - April 30
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration is required.

    Appleton area students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to submit one poem to the library to be judged in the Appleton Public Library's poetry contest. These poems may be in any format you wish. There will be one prize given per category (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th grades)--a gift certificate to Half Price Books. Poems may be submitted beginning April 1st and may be submitted no later than May 1st. Poems will be judged by library staff and winning poems will be displayed in the library.

     

     

     

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  4. Great Children's Novel Challenge

    When: 
    September 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on September 8, 2014 at 9:00am. Contact the Children's desk at (920) 832-6187 or click here to register.  You MUST be registered in order to earn any incentives.  Students must be in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade to participate.

    Great Children's Novel Challenge

    Pick up your reading list of classic/contemporary literature at the Children's Service Desk or print it from the link above. Review eight books in this 17 week window (September 8, 2014 - January 5, 2015), and receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize. Drawing will be held January 6, 2015.

    Four novels must be from the library's list. You may listen to audiobooks. You must be registered in order to earn any prizes/incentives. If you have participated in the past you may participate again, but you must read and review different books.

    Reviews must answer the following three questions, and do not need to be on library supplied paper:

    1. What was your favorite/least favorite part of this book?
    2. What was the conflict in the book?
    3. How was the conflict resolved?

    Reviews should be at least eight full length sentences long. Please be sure to include your full name and phone number on every review you submit. Reviews may be turned in one at a time or all at once. Every review will be read by the children's librarian. All books reviewed must be novels and must be at the participant's reading level.

    If you have questions, call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

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