reading programs3 winter 225w2017-2018 Winter Reading Challenge: December 1 - January 31

Cozy up with a good book this winter and earn yourself a treat through our brand new Winter Reading Program! (Because why should summer have all the fun?)

Kids & Teens (Age 0 thru Grade 12)

Kids & Teens who sign up will get a reading log/bingo card to track their progress. If they finish their goal by January 31, they will get a packet of prizes.

Adults

Adults who finish their goal by January 31 will get a small entry prize and a chance to win a $50.00 gift card.

Sponsors

This program is generously sponsored by:

  • The Friends of the Library
  • The Chicago Wolves Hockey
  • The Chicago Fire Soccer Club
  • Burger MooVment
  • FOSS Swim School
  • White Castle Restaurants

ereader kindle paperwhite 250w Kids & Teens has several eReaders available for checkout. We have two Kindle Paperwhites for Kids, two Kindle Paperwhites for Teens, and a Kindle Fire HD for Teens

These eReaders are a great way to try out reading eBooks if you do not have a device of your own. Devices can be checked out by Elmwood Park residents for three weeks. Just ask for them at the Kids & Teens Desk.

Parents, don't forget that we have Kindles and other devices available for you to checkout, too! Click to learn more.

 

Kids - Kindle Paperwhites x2

What eBooks are available on our Kindle Paperwhites for Kids? Below is a sampling of the titles on the device, or check the record in SWAN for a complete list, as well as availability.

  • Alcott, Louisa May - Little Womenereaders kids 800h
  • Andersen, Hans Christian
  • Babbitt, Natalie - Tuck Everlasting
  • Barrows, Annie - Ivy & Bean series
  • Baum, L. Frank - Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Blume, Judy
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson - Secret Garden
  • Cabot, Meg - Allie Finkle series
  • Carman, Patrick
  • Carroll, Lewis - Alice in Wonderland
  • Cleary, Beverly
  • Clements, Andrew
  • Collins, Suzanne
  • DiCamillo, Kate
  • Emerson, Marcus - Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja series
  • Flanagan, John - Brotherband Chronicles series
  • Funke, Cornelia - Inkspell series
  • Grahame, Kenneth - Wind in the Willows
  • Gutman, Dan - My Weirder School series
  • Hahn, Mary Downing
  • Hale, Shannon - Ever After High series
  • Holub, Joan - Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls series
  • Kessler, Liz - Emily Windsnap series
  • Kinney, Jeff - Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
  • Lowry, Lois - Giver series
  • Lubar, David
  • Lupica, Mike
  • McDonald, Megan - Judy Moody series
  • McMann, Lisa - Unwanteds series
  • Mull, Brandon - Fablehaven and Spirit Animal series
  • Osborne, Mary Pope - Magic Tree House series
  • Peirce, Lincoln - Big Nate series
  • Riordan, Rick - Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Kane Chronicles series
  • Russell, Rachel - Dork Diaries series
  • Sachar, Louis - Holes
  • Sewell, Anna - Black Beauty
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island
  • Stine, R. L. - Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors
  • Sutherland, Tui - Wings of Fire series
  • Thorpe, Kiki - Never Girls series
  • Van Draanen, Wendelin - Sammy Keyes and Shredderman series

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Teens - Kindle Paperwhites x2

What eBooks are available on our Kindle Paperwhites for Teens? Below is a sampling of the titles on the device, or check the record in SWAN for a complete list, as well as availability.

  • Anderson, Laurie Halseereaders teen 1200h
  • Anderson, M. T.
  • Asher, Jay
  • Bracken, Alexandra - Darkest Minds series
  • Bray, Libba
  • Carey, Anna - Eve series
  • Carter, Ally - Heist Society series
  • Cline, Ernest - Ready Player One
  • Collins,Suzanne - Hunger Games series
  • Condie, Allyson Braithwaite - Matched series
  • Cummings, Priscilla
  • Dashner, James - Maze Runner and Mortality Doctrine series
  • Dessen, Sarah
  • Ee, Susan
  • Elkeles, Simone
  • Fitzpatrick, Becca
  • Flanagan, John - Brotherband Chronicles series
  • Flinn, Alex
  • Formman, Gayle
  • Goldman, William - Princess Bride
  • Green, John
  • Hahn, Mary Downing
  • Hale, Shannon
  • Han, Jenny
  • Higson, Charles - Enemy series
  • Hopkins, Ellen
  • Kate, Lauren
  • Kaufman, Amie
  • Krumwiede, Lana
  • Levithan, David
  • Lowry, Lois - Giver series
  • Lu, Marie
  • Maberry, Jonathan - Rot & Ruin series
  • Maas, Sarah J.
  • McGowan, Maureen - Dust Chronicles series
  • McMann, Lisa - Unwanteds series
  • Meyer, Marissa - Lunar Chronicles series
  • Meyer, Stephenie - Twilight series
  • Mlynowski, Sarah
  • Morrill, Lauren
  • Myers, Walter Dean
  • Nelson, Jandy
  • Oliver, Lauren
  • Paige, D. M.
  • Perkins, Stephanie
  • Pfeffer, Susan Beth - Life As We Knew It
  • Quintero, Isabel - A Girl in Pieces
  • Ransom, Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Riordan, Rick - Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Kane Chronicles series
  • Rossi, Veronica - Under the Never Sky series
  • Roth, Veronica - Divergent series
  • Rowell, Rainbow
  • Schroeder, Lisa - I Heart You, You Haunt Me
  • Shepard, Sara - Lying Games and Pretty Little Liars series
  • Smith, Jennifer - Geography of You and Me
  • Spinelli, Jerry - Stargirl
  • Stiefvater, Maggie - Wolves of Mercy Falls sereis
  • Stroud, Jonathan - Lockwood & Co. series
  • Vande Velde, Vivian - Being Dead
  • Wein, Elizabeth - Code Name Verity series
  • Westerfeld, Scott - Leviathan, Uglies, and Midnighters series

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Teens - Kindle Fire HD x1

indestructible hulkWhat eBooks are available on our Kindle Fire HD for Teens? We have designated our Kindle HD specifically for comics.   We took codes from the books we purchased and added them to the Comix app.  Reading comics on the Kindle looks amazing.

Below is a sampling of the titles on the device, or check the record in SWAN for a complete list, as well as availability.

  • All New X-Men
  • Avengers
  • Captain America
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Iron Man
  • Indestructible Hulk
  • Thor
  • Uncanny X-Men

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Check out all of our new stuff!  We've organized our new material by category, so scroll your way down the page or click a category to jump right to it. Click on an item to see more details, and click on the title to go to the SWAN Online Catalog to check availability and place a hold. 

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Check out all of our new stuff!  We've organized our new material by category, so scroll your way down the page or click a category to jump right to it. Click on an item to see more details, and click on the title to go to the SWAN Online Catalog to check availability and place a hold. 

DVDs  |  Picture Books  |  Early Readers  |  Fiction  |  Graphic Novels  |  Nonfiction & Biography  |  Audiobooks

 

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tumblebooks2Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s free for you to use from home!

TumbleBooks is an online collection of eBooks for children.  They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading! You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone! All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.

tumblebooks3There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles! We hope that you will get the chance to check out the collections with your child! 

Click any of the links on this page to get started.  Happy Tumbling, everyone!

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