Inspiring and supporting lifelong learning and the love of reading
Bring the whole family to Party on the Plaza, August 25th in Little Chute from 4:30-7 p.m.
We're partnering with Little Chute Park and Rec to bring a variety of life-size games (human foosball, Chutes & Ladders, Jenga and more) and art projects to the Little Chute Village Plaza. The Little Chute Windmill Project is staying open late, the Little Chute Diamond Club will have food available for purchase, and Culver's will be scooping custard for dessert.
What a fun way to wrap up the summer! 

Voting is now open for the Teens' Top Ten Books. You may vote for up to three titles through October 15. The list contains books nominated by fellow teens as the best books of the previous year. If you haven't read any or many, you now have a great list of teen reads to check out.

Thank you to all the sixth-twelfth graders who particpated in our summer reading program. You donated 4901 hours of reading this summer as part of our 25,000 hours goal--thank you! Your efforts helped us give $1000 to Special Olympics!

Here are the grand prize winners:

1. Emoji Pillows & Candy – Alison V.
2. Longboard – Justice M.
3. Spyderball Game – Ryan T.
4. Star Wars Monopoly – Jacob M.
5. Skyzone – Brady V.
6. Harry Potter Coloring Books – Veronica M.
7. iTunes gift card – Ethan L.
8. Walmart gift card – Stella M.
9. Manicure set – Jack W.
10. R2D2 Bop-It – Nathan B.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and keep on reading!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our summer reading program, and congratulations to the following grand prize winners from our children's program:

1. Pirate Ship – Josiah C.
2. Olaf Chair – Amelia E.
3. Basketball and Soccer Ball – Callie R.
4. T-Rex – Abram W.
5. Lego Friends – Abigayle .
6. Minions Scooter – Jaden T.
7. Outdoor Fun Kit – Claire B.
8. Frozen Figurines – Allie G.
9. Skyzone Passes – Ryan J.
10. Baseball Set & DVDs – Ryan B.
11. Minecraft Books – Gwen R.
12. Lego Minecraft – Declan P.
13. Doc McStuffins – Vada S.
14. Paw Patrol – Jonny S.
Are you wondering how many candies were in the Guess How Many jar? Here are the totals: 331 in Kimberly and 197 in Little Chute. 
We hope you enjoyed your summer of On Your Mark, Get Set--Read!  Keep on reading!

Another YA book will be coming to the big screen! The best selling novel, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, is scheduled to be released in 2017. The two main characters have been cast according to Teen Vogue. Check out the article about the upcoming movie and the two stars chosen to play Maddie and Olly. What do you think of the choice?

We did it!! Thank you to all of our fantastic summer readers for helping us reach our gold medal level of 25,000 hours of reading! Because of your efforts and the generosity of Vanderloop Shoes and FOLKS, we will be giving $1000 to Special Olympics! How awesome!

Thank you, Summer Library Program Readers, for helping us reach the silver medal level of 20,000 hours of reading--which means a $600 donation to Special Olympics! The gold medal level is 25,000 hours for a $1000 donation, and with your help we can reach that by our deadline of July 29. Thank you to our matching sponsors, Vanderloop Shoes and FOLKS, for generously supporting our reading for charity initiative.

Thank you, Summer Library Program Readers, for helping us reach the bronze medal level of 15,000 hours of reading--which means a $300 donation to Special Olympics! The silver medal level is 20,000 hours, and with your help we can reach that soon for a $600 donation. We are still striving for the gold medal level of 25,000 hours by July 29 to give $1000, so keep on reading!

Here is what is happening in July for teens (grades 6-12):

  • July 7--Throwback Games in Little Chute at 1:30 p.m. Reminisce with old school games such as Wii bowling and board games.
  • July 7--Ghostbusters Movie Night in Kimberly at 6 p.m. Enjoy the 1984 classic before the theatrical release of the newest Ghostbusters film on July 15. We’ll have themed snacks and popcorn to munch while you watch. Rated PG. 
  • July 11--Macra-Mania! in Little Chute at 1:30 p.m. Learn how to make a bracelet or lanyard using parachute cord.
  • July 21--Teen Movie at 1:30 p.m. in Kimberly. Enjoy a new-to-DVD release with free pizza and soda.
  • July 25--Classic Movie: Chariots of Fire in Little Chute at 1 p.m. This1981 classic is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Refreshments will be served.

Have you been discovering lots of great teen reads? Your hours of reading will really count this summer as we try to reach our goal of 25,000 hours of reading in our effort to raise $1000 for Special Olympics. Be sure to record on your summer reading log the number of hours you've read each week to help us reach that top goal.

Hope to see you at the library!