Activity bags and storytime bundles will now be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last, in the open area by the circulation desk. You can still sign up for our weekly email newsletter and for personalized reader’s advisory.

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Youth Winter Reading Non-fiction Challenge

Who can join? Kids of all ages!

How can I register? You can register on Beanstack and/or in person.

To register on Beanstack, click here to sign in and register online!

To register in person, go to the Youth Service Desk and get a snowflake to put up on our wall!

What to do:

Read or listen to books from our non-fiction theme each week.
Turn in a brief review, online or at the library.
Get a virtual or physical pin for each review.
Choose a free book for every 10 pins you earn.

Don’t forget to register for our weekly virtual newsletter and get special videos with Ms. Jennifer promoting great nonfiction reads for each week’s theme.


Read and Grow: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program is free, fun, and easy! You can start at any time by picking up a folder at the library. As you read with your little ones, you will earn stickers and a prize along the way and a free book when you complete the program. Kids are welcome to start the program as infants, while in kindergarten, or older if parents feel it will be beneficial.

Request a folder at the library or additional sheets to keep reading!  Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian: jwharton@elkhorn.lib.wi.us


Reading Explorer: 500 Books Before Middle School

This program is free and fun and will keep kids read, read, reading! Kids can start at any time by picking up a folder at the library. As you read, you will earn badges and stickers along the way and a free book when you complete the program. There are suggestions and challenges for reading, but kids and parents are free to choose books that will suit their reading level and interests.

Request a folder at the library or additional sheets to keep reading!  Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian: jwharton@elkhorn.lib.wi.us


Bookaneers

Bookaneers is on hiatus at this time.

Arr mateys, here be a treasure trove of books! If you are in first, second, or third grade you are invited to join our book club! Whether you can read alone or need a little help, this club is for you. Join us for fun crafts, tasty snacks, and talking about our favorite books. You can join at any point, September through May. Bookaneers meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 4:30pm.

Reading levels

Lexile Lists Browse

Lexile Lists Browse a spreadsheet of selected library titles organized by lexile, genre, or Scholastic Reading Counts points.

Easy Reader Levels Browse

Easy Reader Levels Browse the library’s easy reader collection by level.


Activity Calendars

Early Literacy Activity Calendar (September/ December 2020)

Early Literacy activities you can do at home, school, or the library with young children. Read, write, sing, play, and talk all week long! Click here to access the calendar.

STEAM Activity Calendar (September/ December 2020)

These are activities you can do at home, school, or the library. Click here to access the calendar!!


Looking for Books

Fill out this form for Ms. Jennifer to select reading materials for your children. 

Parenting collection

Browse the Parenting collection to find books on death, puberty, and other sensitive topics to read to and with your children.

Pinterest

Browse the children’s collection on Pinterest.

Novelist

NoveList is a reader’s advisory tool that you can use to look up author read-a-likes or book read-a-likes. It can also be useful in finding books in a series or reader’s guides.


Resources for home learning and educational activities

Visit Pinterest for free, virtual activities.

Check out Badgerlink for all ages educational resources.

Check out Brainfuse for help with tutoring, writing, studying, collaborating and more!

Check out PBS Ready to Learn – free lesson plans and activities.

For free ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video, visit Hoopla, Kanopy, and Overdrive.