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Monday, December 29, 2014


"Sometimes the smallest things 
take up the most room in your heart."
~Winnie the Pooh

We wanted to share a glimpse
of "one of our own,"
this week.  

The great-grandfather seated on the
couch with the latest member of his family
also volunteers to read with kids at Parkside. 

Both he and his wife make a 
difference for our youngsters.  
Happy holidays to Bob and his loved ones!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Love For Reading

Reading and Myths

Consider following a brand
new You tube channel called
Love for Reading.  

Feel free to subscribe it for updates
on new ideas to develop reading
habits along with cultivating love
for reading in people of all ages.

The folks from  Love for Reading will
offer various videos every 10 days. 

"Reading and Myths" 
is in the link above.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

Countdown to Christmas

Let's give a hand to a wise
lady, who decided to shower her
grandchildren with books this month. 
What a lovely idea for them all! 

 Each one is wrapped, set by
the tree and will help the little
ones count-down to Christmas.

Did we mention there's also a
special holiday blanket, to snuggle
beneath as each book is shared together?

 "There is no substitute for
books in the life of a child."

                                     ~May Ellen Chase

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Good Friend

"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last
page and feel a little as if
you have lost a friend."

                                                                    ~Paul Sweeney

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Foster Fluency for Kids

Oral reading fluency
is the ability to read
with accuracy, and with
the appropriate rate, 
expression, and phrasing 

It's important because fluency
provides a "bridge" between word
recognition and comprehension.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pure Bliss

In a grove like this, with no two limbs
alike?  That would be pure bliss.
Let's make books plentiful,
and encourage the reader! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Where's the LOVE Button?

Thanks in advance for reading
with children as often as you can!

Enjoy books together.
You'll never regret your decision!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Let's All Do This

What's my Super Power?
I inspire kids to read!

We must advocate
for youngsters to
have a "rich" reading life.

Shame on us.....because if
 we don't, they won't have one at all.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

We Read at Our House

Nothing matches the excitement of
seeing books become an important 
part of everyday life for children!

Richard Landry & Snowball
will help "kick-off"  a Parkside
celebration on Friday August 22nd.

Learn more about the titles
we'll enjoy together this school year:   

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Special Guests Coming to School!

Did you know that in less
than a week Snowball and
Richard Landry will
be with us at Parkside?
They'll help us "kick off"
the brand new school year in style. 

We can't wait for Friday
August 22nd to get here!

Book Love

Monday, July 28, 2014

For a "Love of Books"

Today in what would have been Jackie Kennedy's
85th birthday, we think her words ring as true as they did
during the 1960's when she was raising two young children.  

Mrs. Kennedy's White House Tour
February 14, 1962

Sharper, Higher, Etc

Sunday, July 20, 2014

List: Early Chapter Books

Know a child who's transitioning from reading shorter 
stories to more involved material?  Yes, it's that time......  

Sounds like this youngster
is ready for Chapter Books. 

See the link (above) for lists of material
that "fit" the youngster who has moved
beyond "easy readers" but are not really
ready to start middle grade novels.   

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paws to Read Party on July 17th

The summer "wraps up" with a bit of fun
and drawings for some lucky readers
who will win tickets to Holiday World!  

It will all take place at "Paws to Read."
This seven week program has been hosted all summer
by the folks at The Lawrence Public Library District.  
Be there:  Lawrence Public Library on Thursday, July 17th.  
Oh, cookies to share & some lucky folks:  2:00 to 3:00 P.M. 

814 12th Street
Lawrenceville, Illinois 62439
(618) 943-3016

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Grow Enthusiastic Readers

Nurture a love of reading in kids?

It's a team effort & a
worthwhile adventure that lies ahead...... 

We can develop authentic readers. Try
Megan & Holly's suggestions in the link above.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Paws to Read Fun on July 10th

"The Elsenpeter Marionettes" are coming to the 2014 Summer
Reading Program "Paws to Read" for week seven.
Don't miss the presentation of Beauty and the Beast!
It's brought to us by the folks at
The Lawrence Public Library District.  

Puppeteer Richard Elsenpeter is
a fourth generation master at his craft.  
Be there:  Lawrence Public Library on Thursday, July 10th.
The puppet show is from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. 


814 12th Street
Lawrenceville, Illinois 62439
(618) 943-3016