Encourage your students to become strong, independent readers! This program will introduce students to a wide variety of books featuring characters just like them. We'll also take a tour of the Children’s Services department. Expect this program to last approximately one hour.
This field trip meets the RL2.3 (OEU 1) Common Core Standard.
Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.
Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.
All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.
Registration begins September 1. Contact the Children’s Service Desk at 920-832-6187 to register or by filling out this form. You must be registered in order to earn any incentives. Open to children in first, second or third grade.
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 12 books during this time period if you’re in first or second grade and six books if you’re in third grade, 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 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. Reviews must be turned in all at the same time. 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 Services Desk or online. If you have questions, call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.