Ms. Terry’s Virtual Booktalk Library – November 2020 Picks for Grades 4-6!

Tuesday, December 15 6:30 PM

A special retelling of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas featuring Two Rivers School District Administrator Lisa Quistorf. Get in your jammies, prepare the hot cocoa (don’t forget the marshmallows!) and get cozy at home: this year, The Grinch goes virtual!

Stop by the library beginning Dec. 1 for your Grinch Pack with cocoa mix and marshmallows for the whole family, and supplies to make your very own Grinch game! No library card required; we’ll deliver curbside.

Then on Dec. 15, join the fun via Zoom. Questions about Zoom? Call us at (920)793-7114.

Here’s the link:

https://zoom.us/j/99438040565?pwd=cEFOM3NyZXp2azZGSHplckg1ckExUT09

Kids 6-11—Begins September 15!

Create an account on Beanstack if you haven’t already. Multiple kids? Only one account required! Register for the FALL in Love challenge to earn fun autumn-themed bookmarks for your kids (which we’ll deliver curbside). START READING! For every 20 minutes read and logged, your child earns one entry (15 maximum) in a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to use at The Read Apple in downtown Two Rivers. Questions? Call (920)793-7114 or email lesref@lesterlibrary.org.



Tots 0-5—Begins September 15!

Create an account on Beanstack if you haven’t already. Multiple kids? Only ONE account required! Register for the FALL in Love challenge. Read and log ONE book to earn the board book Fall by Allie Busby (we’ll deliver it curbside)! And for every five books read (75 maximum), your child earns an entry into a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to use at The Read Apple in downtown Two Rivers. The more you read, the better your chances!

October 2020-December 2021

Woke (slang): Aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice) —Merriam-Webster

What is Read Woke? It’s a feeling. A form of education. A call to action, and our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge to better protect your rights. Learning about others so you treat people with respect and dignity, no matter their religion, race, creed, or color. —Cicely Lewis

The Read Woke movement was created by Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal 2020 Librarian of the Year. To be included as suggested titles, the books must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group

Beginning October 19, register for the challenge on Beanstack and earn badges for reading books written by authors of various marginalized communities. For all ages!

Click here for a suggested list of picture books AND chapter books!

A new pack every week  through December 14.

Fun and educational Story Time packs for you to take home! Each contains books, music suggestions, finger plays, math and science activities, and an art project. As always, our materials reinforce those five vital early literacy practices: Read, Sing, Talk, Play and Write!

December 14 is the last week for Story Time packs this year; they’ll resume January 18. An adult with a valid library card must check out packs. One per family per week while supplies last. We’ll deliver curbside. (Geared for ages six and younger)

  • November 30: Bears, Bears, Bears
  • December 7: Christmas is near!
  • December 14: Christmas is here!

A new pack every other week through December 14.

Take a break from the virtual world! These screen-free activities give you and your school-age kids the opportunity to reconnect, refresh and refocus. Packs include all the supplies you’ll need to maximize the fun. The latest pack is chock-full of card games, and the pack available starting December 14 contains all the materials you need to build an elf trap! Pick them up curbside. Screen Break packs resume January 18. (Geared for school-age children)

  • November 30: Let’s play cards!
  • December 14: Build an Elf Trap

Prizes are still available!

We are extending the deadline to use your Book Bucks to buy prizes until a month after the library building reopens. Give us a call and let us know what you would like—we’ll put your prizes aside for curbside pickup!

Our prize cart is also filled with great books for all ages. It’ll be here ready and waiting when the library building reopens, so save those summer reading challenge Book Bucks if BOOKS are your desired prizes.

Click here for a full menu of prizes!

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Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library

Plant the seed to your baby’s success! Believe it or not, learning to read begins at birth. Sharing books together strengthens your baby’s foundation for learning and creates a long-lasting relationship with their favorite teacher – you! Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library encourages parents and caregivers to read 100 books to their child before the age of 1. Babies who participate in the program will receive a special bib and a record sheet to keep track of the books they read. After each milestone of 25 books, participants will receive a free book to add to their home library. Stop by the library’s Help Desk to register for the program.

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Plant the seed to your child’s success!  Believe it or not, learning to read begins before kindergarten.  Sharing books together strengthens your child’s foundation for learning and creates a long lasting relationship with their favorite teacher-YOU! Register for the program at the Help Desk any time before your child enters 5-year-old kindergarten and receive a record sheet to keep track of the books you read. For every 100 books read you will receive a free book for your home library.