Youth Services Bulletin

Happy First Day of School!

Are your kids nervous about starting in a new school? Are they excited? Whatever their emotion, there is a back to school book to fit their mood! Stop by the library to check out any of these wonderful reads about going back to school! Most are suitable for preschool through third grade. Happy First Day of School everyone!

Llama Llama Misses Mama- New Lenox PL Easy Picturebooks - NLBB-1 E DEW
Maisy Goes to Preschool- Easy Picturebooks E COU
The Kissing Hand- E PEN
My Preschool- E ROC

Miss Bindergarten gets ready for kindergarten- E SLA
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten E ROS
Tiptoe into Kindergarten ER ROG
A Place Called Kindergarten E HAR
Welcome to Kindergarten E ROC

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes E LIT
If You Take a Mouse to School E NUM
First Day, Hooray! E POY

Search for "nlpl youth back to school prek-3" (include parentheses) in the New Lenox Library catalog to find these great books!

The "Summer Slide"

Target's blog posted an interesting info graphic about the dreaded "Summer Slide" that can happen when kids aren't challenged over the summer. You can help your child continue to succeed by making sure they read when they're not in school.

And we can help with that too! Make reading fun by signing up for our summer reading program -- Paws to Read!

Summer Slide

Countdown to Summer!

Summer Reading is almost here and this year's theme is Paws to Read! We're excited to see all of you this summer and we've already started getting ready. Check out some of our decorations for 2014.

Emma B. Bookmark

Emma B. Bookmark

Emma B. Bookmark

Remember, you can come in and register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 2nd!

Bookmark Contest Winners!

During National Library Week and the following week, the children's department collected entries for a bookmark contest. Winners received a small prize and their bookmark will be available for people to take home during the summer.

The winner of the Little Kids Division was Emma B.! Take a look at her bookmark:

Emma B. Bookmark

The winner of the Big Kids Division was Olivia K.! You can check out her bookmark too:

Olivia K. Bookmark

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

Blowing Bubbles

Art Club on Monday, April 21st was exploding with fun! We blew bubbles into a mixture of water, soap, and paint to create some really cool designs.

Check out directions from the Scholastic website to do it yourself at home. It's a perfect way to spend some of your Spring Break!

Blowing Bubbles