Kids & Families

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What a fun summer it has been celebrating heroes and being heroic readers for charity! Our program wraps up on Friday, July 31, so be sure to get your cards turned in before 5 p.m. We will be drawing our grand prize winners on Monday. Best wishes to all of our participants!

Programs during our last week include our Teen Movie Pizza Party (grades 6-12) on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Little Chute, Tween Book Club Meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Kimberly, Great Scott the Magician on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. in Little Chute, and our Superhero Boot Camp on Friday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. in Kimberly which will include super crafts and an obstacle course.

Even though our reading program ends on July 31, we do have a week full of events to start off August. Here is what's in store:

  • Pages in the Park at Heesakker Park on Tuesday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a picture book at page stations on a path through the woods. Come anytime between 5-7 p.m. and bring a picnic supper to enjoy if you wish for a fun evening in the park.
  • Teen Movie: Insurgent (PG-13) on Wednesday, August 5 at 1:00-3:30 p.m. in Little Chute for teens and adult fans of the Divergent series.
  • Super Reader Celebration on Thursday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Kimberly--we will present the checks to the three charities, have a cookie reception, and make thank you cards for our sponsors and your own personal heroes.
  • Family Movie: Home (PG) on Friday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Little Chute for all ages

Thanks for being super readers and enjoying all the programming at the library this summer. Keep on reading and being a life-long learner!

Check out the latest reviews from the Books to Hoot About! blog on InfoSoup.

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Title: Grasshopper and the Ants

Author: Jerry Pinkney

Review by: Ellen, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

Pinkney likes taking Aesop's Fables and turning them into beautifully  illustrated picture books with minimal words. Children and those reading to them will love interpreting the story and coming up with lesson contained within just by studying Pinkney's watercolor drawings. Another clever children's picture book that has something for all ages...

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Title: Rosie Goes to Preschool

Author: Karen Katz

Review by: Ellen, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

For families sending a little one off to preschool for the first time this fall this book will be a helpful introduction. Rosie is attending preschool for the first time and she does a good job of explaining everything that will happen there. She also has some good "Rosie Tips" that appear in circles on the pages.

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Title: Billy and Goat at the State Fair

Author: Dan Yaccarino

Review by: Elizabeth, (Seymour) Muehl Public Library

You will fall in love with Billy and his adventurous goat! This book exudes the excitement and enticements of the fair. It also ends in an unexpected way that teaches a valuable lesson.

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Title: Chicken Big

Author: Keith Graves

Review by: Elizabeth, (Seymour) Muehl Public Library

This oversized chicken is misunderstood even by his siblings. Each time they label him incorrectly it is hilarious. Finally, a rescue mission clears everything up. This book is so much fun to read!

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Title: Garden to Table: a kids's guide to planting, growing and preparing food

Author: Katherine Hengel

Review by: Ellen, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

Gardent to Table is a great book for parents who their kids to learn where the food on their table comes from. In this case, the food will come from the kids. This book takes young people through the process of growing, harvesting and preparing vegetables for breakfasts, lunches and...