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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Can we tell 
which kids in this photo 
were reading at an early age?

How would they compare to
peers who didn't have such opportunities?


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Harness the Power

Nothing's finer than to bring
books and their wondrous 
tales alive for children!  

 Yet if  Storyline Online isn't in
your "toolbox" to allure kids to
 the wonder & excitement of
literature, find out more today:

Friday, December 25, 2015

Baker's Dozen

"The perfect Christmas tree?
All Christmas trees are perfect."
                              ~Charles N. Barnard


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Stop Everything!

When this cutie says "Jillybean come
 read to me," you stop what your doing.
You snuggle up with a book 
and elephant stuffed animals.

Children become
readers on the laps of others!


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Each Book

"Each book we share with youngsters
is another chance to enrich their lives,
cultivate interests, and move them
beyond "today," toward the future."
                                            ~Rose West 


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Enrich Yourself

Join us for "Fine Arts Night" 
Thursday November 19th! 

The Scholastic Book Fair will be 
open, thanks to the efforts of our P.T.O.
4:00-7:00 P.M. 
Parkside Elementary
1900 Cedar Street 
Lawrenceville, Illinois  62439 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Our Feathered Friend

 Where do owls live?
What do they eat?
What make them great hunters?

Second graders are sharing this book in
Creative Literacy during November.
will design "Smart Art" and
create individual
owl masks.  

You can find this book
in Parkside's Title 1 Room.

Thanks in advance for
to or with youngsters. 

We say "Yes" to good books for kids!

Let's learn more
about this amazing bird:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Beloved Teacher, New Books

Many, thanks to the
Lawrenceville High School class of 2000.  

Alumni made it possible to add new
books to our library, in memory
of educator Mrs. Robin LeGrand. 

 Here are just some of the titles
Mrs. Newlin has placed in
the collection, for pupils
to check out and enjoy.

We appreciate this kindness!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Discover Storyline Online!

Have you discovered Storyline Online?  The chance to share tales and improve vocabulary for youngsters?  What could be better? 

There's a wide selection of stories to choose from:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way

"Beginning her long journey from a yard on
Aster Way, Monarch Butterfly flies across
the U.S. and south to Mexico where she
plans to spent the winter."

Our pupils shared this tale in Creative Literacy classes during September and then designed what we call "Smart Art" by creating insects.  The Smithsonian Institution reviewed the book for accuracy and it's a great addition to our collection.   We hope boys and girls now know and understand more
about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.   

You can find this book
in Parkside's Title 1 Room.

Thanks in advance for
to or with youngsters. 

We say "Yes" to good books for kids!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Forever Free

"Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
                                                        ~Austin Phelps

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Share That Book!

Get Comfortable - Offer youth soft mats or pillows to sit on. 
Give them blankets to snuggle up in on cold days, or sit near a 
cool breeze when the weather is warm. Let them have a snack
or drink before you start. 
Remove Distractions - Make your reading spot as quiet as 
possible so your youngster can focus on the story. Turn off 
the TV and computer......enjoy this time together.  
Encourage Participation - Kids just may enjoy reading 
more when they’re invited to join in. Let them take turns 
choosing a book and turning the pages. If there’s repetition 
in a story, challenge them to recite the key phrases with you. 
Keep it Appropriate - If your kids have trouble following the
language or plot of a story, it may be too difficult for them. 
Look for books that are closer to their reading levels. 
Tip: Ask a librarian or your child’s teachers for suggestions.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Favorite Ball Parks

  "Where's Your Favorite Ball Park?"

It's summer time and baseball teams
are playing all over the country.  
At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
(pictured above) you can watch a game and
at the same time, have a great view of The Arch!  

Simply click the LISTEN button to
have this or any Wonderopolis story
read aloud to you or your audience.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7th Program Tuesday July 21st

Today's the
final session of the Summer Reading Program!

 Special guests are the
talented members of The
Hawf Street Band.

Tuesday, July 21, @11:00 a.m

                Party/Hawf Family String Band  
Holiday World ticket drawing
Lawrence Public Library-Community Room 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

6th Program Thursday July 16

This week The Madcap Puppets
are performing at the Library's
Summer Reading Program! 

Thursday, July 16, @ 2:00 p.m.
      Madcap Puppets – “Once Upon a Clock"             
Lawrenceville High School auditorium

Monday, July 6, 2015

5th Program Thursday July 9th

This week the guests at the
Summer Reading Program

are going to be........."wild!"
      Thursday, July 9, @1:00 p.m.      
Animal Tales-“Animal Avengers”                  
Lawrence Public Library-Community Room     

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Keep 'Em Supplied

Everyone needs a grandparent like this.

"Oh No! 
Grandma found a used book store. 
Six books in her arms and still looking.
This could be awhile!!!"
                                                    ~Grandchild in Tow


Monday, June 29, 2015

4th Program Wednesday July 1st

This week the Lawrence Public Library's
guest at your Summer Reading Program
invites us all in on "a little magic!"
Wednesday, July 1, @ 10:30 a.m.
                                 Daniel Lusk, Magician                                 
Lawrence Public Library-Community Room

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

3rd Program Thursday June 25th

  Lawrence Public Library's

Summer Reading Program

continues, with making discoveries!

         Thursday, June 25  @ 2:00 p.m.      
 Mad Science of St. Louis
“Sounds Like Science”
             Lawrence Public Library-Community Room                  

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

"My father gave me the greatest
gift anyone could give another person.
He believed in me."
                                               ~Jim Valvano

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

So True

2nd Program Thursday June 18th

Your Lawrence Public Library's
Summer Reading Program
continues......don't miss the fun!

Thursday, June  18 @ 2:00 p.m.
             Fred & His Feathered Friends                 Exotic Bird Show 
Lawrence Public Library-Community Room

Monday, June 15, 2015

Children's Digital Library

The International Children's Digital Library is
an iPad app that offers a host of free books
specifically chosen for children & young learners.  
Read more about it in the link above.

Download the ICDL app here:

Friday, June 12, 2015

Three Forts Day

The first of the 2015 Summer Junior
Ranger Series, "Three Forts Day,"
is this Saturday, June 13th at
The George Rogers Clark
National Historical Park

from 1:00 pm to 4:00 P.M. EST.  

Students will learn more about George Rogers Clark
and his men, the British soldiers who were here in the late
1700's, the French fur traders, and the Native Indians
in the midwest. Experience how they all survived in
the rugged wilderness that was the Indiana Territory.

This is one of four sessions this summer. 

There's no cost for participating in the event.

We'll keep you updated on 
events from GRCNHP this summer.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

First Program: Thursday June 11th

Lawrence Public Library's

Summer Reading Program
kicks off the fun this week!

June 11th @1:30 P.M. 

Opening Program     

Laura Ernst- Juggling/Acrobatics  

Lawrenceville High School Auditorium
 See a schedule of weekly
sessions beginning on
June 11th & ending July 21st: