Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Read On, Wisconsin!

Read on Wisconsin is a literacy program that promotes high-quality books for children and teens.  This program was started by former Wisconsin First Lady Jessica Doyle in 2004 and is now being run by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Eucation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  This program is about connecting kids and teens with terrific books.

Each month features five different titles that children, families and teachers are encouraged to read and share.  Additionally, children and teens are encouraged to make booktrailers about Read on Wisconsin titles that will be posted and shared on the site.  This month's titles are:

For babies and toddlers: Hello Baby by Mem Fox
For Grades K - 2: The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos
For Grades 3 - 5: Zora and Me by Victoria Bond
For Middle School: Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
For High School: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

For all of the titles for the 2011 - 2012 school year, check out the Read On Wisconsin site.  Place a hold in the SHARE catalog to be next in line for these great titles.

A great way to participate in this program would be to pick up one of these great books and stop in to read to Chester, the library's visiting therapy dog.  Chester will be here today, next Wednesday, and the following Wednesday after school.  Call or stop in to sign up.

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