Library Update for Elmwood Park Schools - October 2016
Help us to better help your students!
Have a project coming up? Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us (708.395.1237) with details about the assignment:
With this information we can pull books or other material in advance to be set aside at our desk for your students. We can also get materials from other local libraries in our library system to add to the books we pull to be set aside, as depending on how many students are working on the assignment, and what the topics are, we may not always have enough for everyone.
We just ask that you give us at least one week’s notice so we have time to get enough material ready for your students.
October 9-15: Teen Read Week 2016
Remind your students to join us October 9-15 in Kids & Teens to celebrate Teen Read Week. We'll have some fun book displays, reading recommendations, and a raffle for teens, so they should stop by and check out a book... for the fun of it!
Add Us to Your Events & Meetings
We are happy to come speak to students, parents, and teachers at any event or meeting you have during the school year. We can discuss services and collaborations that can help your students succeed. Just contact us to discuss an event, such as:
Parent Teacher Conferences
We would be happy to have an informational table in the school lobby during your Parent Teacher Conferences and promote services and collections at the Library that would benefit the parents and their students, such as Brainfuse Online Tutoring, early literacy collections and computers, technology classes, and more.
Would you like to have a librarian and information specialist at your career day? We love being librarians and are happy to come to your school and talk about our field.
Come for a Tech Class or Let Us Bring it to You
If you would like us to come to your classroom with our Makerbot Replicator (3D Printer) or one of our other tech toys, just contact Ahren, our Technology Librarian, at email@example.com for more information and to schedule a day and time.
He is happy to give a demonstration, answer questions, and let the students try their hand at the technology to make something cool!
You are also welcome to bring your classroom to the Library where we can show you even more of the fun things available in our PNG Lab.
Monday, October 31: The Library will close at 5:00 p.m.
Kids and adults alike are invited to trick-or-treat at the Library on Halloween. Just stop by the Adult, Kids & Teens, and Circulation Desks to show us your costume and get some candy.
Just remember that the Library closes at 5:00 p.m. on Halloween. Happy Trick-or-Treating!
Discover & Play in Kids & Teens
For your youngest students, did you know that we have a lot of options to discover, build, and play in the Kids & Teens Department?
There are activity centers, AWE Early Literacy Stations, a puppet stage, marble panel, fun house mirror, and our favorite, the three-sided Discovery Play Center which includes a magnetic board, felt board, and LEGO wall.
It's all educational, and it's all fun! Check out our Discover & Play page for more information.
Fall is speeding by, and some our favorite holidays are fast approaching. Did you know that Kids & Teens has lots of holiday books, movies, and music that you might find useful for your classroom? Let us know ahead of time and we can pull some aside for you.
You will find displays in the Library for each holiday as it approaches, but you can also seek out holiday items in the following collections:
Toddler Books, Picture Books, & Early Readers
In our Picture Book Room, we have all of our holiday-themed books separated out from the regular collection. We have a holiday category for:
Looking to teach your students about a particular holiday? We have lots of books about holidays in the 394 section of our nonfiction collection. Or, if you're looking for something a little more fun, we also have several holiday craft books in the 745 section.
We have several Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas DVDs in Kids & Teens. They are interfiled with the rest of the DVD collection, but we have labeled each of these three with holiday stickers at the top of the spine so that you can easily pick them out.
We have Halloween and Christmas music available in our Juvenile and Easy CD collections. Since our collection is small, we can also order CDs from other libraries in our system.
Several of the kids magazines that we subscribe to, such as Highlights, Owl, American Girl, and others, publish holiday issues throughout the year, especially for Halloween and Christmas. While you can't check out the newest issue with the NEW sticker, all of our back issues are available for checkout.
Dave Herzog's Marionettes
Dave Herzog and his merry marionettes are back at the Library for a super Halloween show.
A full-time professional puppeteer for more than 40 years, Dave is well-known to audiences throughout the Chicagoland area. He is a popular guest at hundreds of schools, preschools, summer camps, libraries, fairs, and festivals annually. Dave creates all of the beautiful hand carved marionettes used in his dazzling performances, and is dedicated to preserving the uniquely American art form of the marionette variety show.
Maker City: Angry Birds
Do you like building things? Do you like Angry Birds? Come build towers out of cups, toilet paper rolls, and other household materials. We'll also make catapults out of Popsicle sticks, spoons, and rubber bands. Then we'll use our catapults to send some birds flying. Can you build a great structure that no one else will be able to knock down?
Harry Potter Party
"Yer a wizard, Harry!" For years the Harry Potter series has captured our hearts with its books, movies, games, and more.
Bring your robes and wand and come celebrate our favorite wizard with an evening of magical games and crafts.
Fall MidKids (Grades 3-6) Book Discussions
Pick up a copy of the book from the Kids & Teens Desk a month ahead of time.
Wednesdays • 4:00-4:45 p.m. • Click the date below to register • Click the title to view it in SWAN
Play Pokémon Trading Card Game (RR)
Fall PNG Technology Classes for MidKids (Grades 3-6)
Just click the date to register.
TinkerCAD 3D Design & Printing (RR, two-part class)
Paint Your Face (RR, two-part class)
L.E.D. Ghosts (RR, two-part class)
Fall PNG Technology Classes for Teens (Grades 6-12)
Just click the date to register.
Papercraft & Photography (RR, four-part class)
Insta-Ghosts Photoshop (RR, two-part class)
Hour of Code (RR)
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