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It's time to vote for our favorite Readers' Choice books

3rd graders: click here to vote for the Monarch Award or scan the code below.

3rd, 4th, and 5th grades: click here to vote for the Bluestem Award, or scan the code below.

Upcoming Author Visits

Wednesday, February 28: Linda Ragsdale

Author, illustrator, and peace advocate (through her Peace Dragon series!) Linda Ragsdale will be sharing her ideas for peace and kindness with 1st and 2nd grade students!

Tuesday, March 6: Marcus Emerson

Graphic novel author-illustrator Marcus Emerson will visit our 5th grade students to share his newest book, The Super Life of Ben Braver! 

Code Fest: January 17!

The D97 libraries are hosting CodeFest with the Oak Park Public Library (OPPL). Join us from 6:30-8 pm at the OPPL for an evening of unplugged and plugged in computational thinking activities! Meet the Girls Who Code group and learn more about VEX Robotics! This is a FREE event open to all, but registration is encouraged at www.oppl.org/codefest

Looking for a good book to read over the winter break?

Check out the books on the Monarch Award Nominee list (K-3 readers' choice award in IL), Bluestem Award Nominee list (3-5 readers' choice award), and the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (4-8th grade readers' choice).

Can't make it to the public library for a new book? Go on one of their apps, like CloudLibrary, Axis360, or OverDrive to check out an ebook or audiobook!

Stick Dog and Stick Cat author TOM WATSON is visiting our school October 18th!

Second, third, and fourth grade students will have the opportunity to hear Chicago-based author, Tom Watson, talk about his newest Stick Dog and Stick Cat creations! This amazing event is provided, free to us, by our friends at Magic Tree Bookstore. If you'd like to purchase a book, click here to download a form! Forms are due by Thursday, October 5. 

How is nonfiction organized in the library?

Using numbers and the Dewey Decimal System, of course! Click this link to watch the Dewey Rap.

Shelving Game for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Think you know how fiction and non fiction are organized in our library? Click on the picture below and test yourskills with a shelving game!

The Princess and the Canary


Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful, book-filled summer. I can't wait to see your smiling faces, and get a book in your hands this school year. 

Families: when does your student come to the library? How often do they have library class? When are their books due, and what happens if a book goes missing? Check out the Library Policies on the left hand navigation to answer these questions, and as always, feel free to email Ms. Maneck at [email protected]

Cheers to a great school year!