Fox River Valley Public Library District
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Children's Services Department

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Award-Winning Books
Leveled Readers
Museum Pass Program
NoveList K-8 Plus
Reading Patch Club
Tumble Books Online

Fun for Kids!
Storytimes and More
 
Fall Storytime Session
Our fall storytime session runs September 8 through October 31. We are bringing more age-specific storytimes over to the branch, so be sure to check out our online calendar for dates and details! Note: Storytimes are drop-in and do not require registration with the exception of...
  
Preschool Fables and Fun at the Dundee Library.
 
                    
Special Events

Crafts! Minecraft Meetups! Kid Writer's Club! Techie Take-Apart! Day of the Dead! Snoopy Party! and More! Check out our calendar to find out more about all of the fun things happening in the Children's Department this fall and to register for programs.          

 
 

Fun for Kids @ the Randall Oaks Branch
Storytimes and More
Storytime @ Randall Oaks Branch

In addition to our regular Monday morning (starting back up on September 8!) and our occasional Saturday storytimes at the branch, we're duplicating some of our age-specific storytimes at the branch! BYOB Baby, Wonderful Ones and Tremendous Twos are all coming over to Randall Oaks. All storytimes at the branch are drop-in with no registration required.

See the Randall Oaks Calendar for storytime dates and times as well as more fun activities and special events for families!

    


Reading Patch Club
  
Kids cReading Patch Cluban wear their love of reading on their sleeve (or their backpack, jeans, or jacket!) by participating in the Reading Patch Club. The club invites children in preschool through eighth grade to read their favorite books and explore the library for new ones, which earns them patches. To sign up, come to the Dundee Children's Department or the Randall Oaks Branch. This programs runs from September through May.
 
 


Museum Pass
Museum Adventure Pass Program
Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card. Available at both the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks Branch! Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone
. (List of Participating Museums)
 

 


NoveList K-8
Novalist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus
Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies.




Tumble Books Online
Tumblebooks Games, Puzzles & More

Online books, puzzles & games!
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Searching for Leveled Readers
 
Use the following websites to locate books by reading level. Then, use the library catalog to check on book availability or use the "Search by Lexile Number" directly from our catalog.
 
Search by author, title or keyword. Provides levels for Guided Reading, Lexile Level and Developmental Reading Assessment. Also has "Book Alike" to search for books at similar interest and reading levels.
Lexile: Find a Book
The official site for Lexile levels. Search by author, title, Lexile or grade level and genre.
AR Book Finder
Search for books in Accelerated Reader program by author, title or topic. Provides interest level, book reading level and AR points.


Searching for Award-Winning Books
 
Use the following websites to locate award-winning books. Then, use the library catalog to check on book availability.
 
Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards
 
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award: for Grades 4-8
Bluestem Award: for Grades 3-5
Monarch Award: for Grades K-3
 
Association for Library Service to Children Awards
 
John Newbery Medal: most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
Randolph Caldecott Medal Award: most distinguished picture book illustrations
Andrew Carnegie Medal: most outstanding video production
Coretta Scott King Award: works by African American authors and illustrators
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award: lasting contribution by author or illustrator
Mildred L. Batchelder Award: book originally published in a language other than English
Odyssey Award: producer of the best audiobook
Pura Belpré Award: book that best portrays Latino culture
Robert F. Sibert Medal Award: most distinguished informational book
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: most distinguished book for beginning readers
 
Other Awards
 
Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature: search by age level, setting, language, etc.

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