Children

Summer Reading 2017

  • Become a Readologist! Keep a record of the books you check out this summer to qualify for rewards. Ask a librarian for more information.
  • Saturday, July 8, 10 AM – 12 Noon: Read The Wild Robot and make “Snooper the Owl” from discarded CDs. This event is for grades 4-7 only. Pre-registration is necessary: call 334-7902 to sign up.
  • Saturday, July 15, 11 AM – 12:30 PM: Read Falling Over Sideways and learn to make musical instruments from found materials, including a “box banjo.” Family event.
  • Saturday, July 22, 10 AM – 12 Noon: Read The Drawing Lesson and learn to make an Altered Book.  This event is for grades 4-7 only. Pre-registration is necessary: call 334-7902 to sign up.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 7 PM – 9 PM: Read aloud Every Soul a Star and meet Bobbie Farlice-Rubio from the Fairbanks Planetarium to learn about the stars. If weather permits, we will use telescopes to examine the night sky! Family event. Rain date is August 9.
  • Movies for a Rainy Day: Join us for a movie on rainy afternoons (1:00 PM) throughout July and August.
  • All Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Red Clover, and Green Mountain Book Award winners are available for checkout.

 

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2017 Read & Win Program

  • What: An incentive program for students in grades K-8 to read at least three books during summer vacation to win a ribbon and FREE admission to the Champlain Valley Fair on Monday, August 28, 2017.
  • When: Program runs June 15 through August 6, 2017 (8 weeks)
  • Students can register here at the Goodrich Library. Ask a librarian for a voucher slip when you check out your first book.
  • Students take voucher home and upon completion of reading three or more books, a parent/guardian signs the voucher.
  • Students bring the voucher back to a librarian who gives the student a Read & Win ribbon. The ribbon gives the student FREE admission to the Champlain Valley Fair on Monday, August 28 and to claim a free ice cream from the Dairy Bar.
  • On August 28, a special ceremony for participants and their families will be held at 12 Noon in the Grandstand with Wunderle’s Circus Extravaganza on stage. A second circus performance will be held, free of charge, at 6 PM. The 6 PM show will not have a Read & Win ceremony.
  • Students will receive a free book of their choice AND a Strates’ Shows ride ticket.
  • Free admission with the Read & Win ribbon is available only on Monday, August 28. The free book, free ice cream, and free ride ticket are available any day of the Fair.

 

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award was created to honor excellence in children’s literature. Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades four through eight have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees. It is recommended that students read at least five of the year’s nominated titles before voting.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List.

Green Mountain Book award logoThe Green Mountain Book Award initiated in 2005, is a reader’s choice award for Vermont students in grades 9 – 12. The program is intended to encourage high schoolers to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers. It is recommended that students read at least three of the year’s 15 nominated titles before voting in the spring.

Click here for the 2016-2017 Green Mountain Book Award Master List.

Internet Search Engines For Kids

Directories and Homework Help Sites

Awesome Library organizes the Web for you kids:

Information Please this atlas, almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia includes a “Homework Center

Homework Spot is divided by grade level (elementary, middle school and high school

US Government websites for kids arranged alphabetically by general subjects, (e.g. animals, the environment

Yahooligans is one of the best-known directories for kids

Great Library Websites for Kids

Activity TV is a website that features free step-by-step video instructions that can also be printed. The website offers a wide array of fun activities for children and covers a variety of topics, such as crafts, cooking, puppets, science, plus more

KidSpace is one of the best-known directories for kids

Kids Click offers librarians compiled web searches on 600 subjects in 15 different categories for kids

Sleepopolis is a great page that is full of bedtime and kid friendly stories.

The Library Spot lets you look at the websites of libraries in the United States as well as around the world, find information through the Reference Desk, or go to the Reading Room for book reviews and suggested reading

Language Learning Library is the largest and most comprehensive language learning portal on the web offering highly relevant and useful language learning related resources