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Summer Reading @ the Public Library

posted May 22, 2017, 8:25 AM by Lisa Gogel   [ updated May 24, 2017, 9:40 AM ]

Check out these awesome resources from the public library. Follow the tutorial video below to get started!

Summer Reading

posted May 10, 2017, 11:16 AM by Lisa Gogel   [ updated May 16, 2017, 10:36 AM ]

Reading over the summer is critical in order to prevent a drop in scores and academic abilities in the fall of next year.   Check out the wonderful opportunities below to keep your child reading over the summer!

Davenport and Bettendorf Libraries' Summer Reading Programs:

Bettendorf Public Library Summer Reading Program



Summer Learning Kick-Off: June 1st 6:00pm-7:30pm at GW Elementary
                Come connect with community partners to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities available to your children over the summer months!

Read All Day


Family Maker Day & Kick Off to Summer Learning

posted Apr 28, 2017, 11:16 AM by Lisa Gogel

Thank you to the Bettendorf Foundation for sponsoring our Family Maker Days along with the Grant Wood PTA and our community partners including Home Depot, Bettendorf Public Library, and the Mississippi Woodcarving Association.

Family Maker Day Grant Reflection 16-17.mp4



MakerSpace is still going strong! We've had such great Family Maker Days and MakerSpace clubs during the school day. Come check out our final Family Maker Day and our Kick-Off to Summer Learning on Thursday, June 1st from 6:00pm-7:30pm at GW.

What A Book Fair!!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 7:58 AM by Lisa Gogel

Thank you! Thank you! 
Thank you to all the Book Fair Volunteers!
Thank you to all Book Fair Customers!
Thank you to the PTA for putting this on for our library!
And a special thank you to Kari Susairaj for organizing and running the event!

 
Check out all the wonderful books the library was able to purchase with our Book Fair funds!
Plus another box in the shipping process to come!
AND each classroom teacher was given $20 to buy books for classroom libraries!

The library cannot express it's gratitude. These funds double (or in this year's case, nearly triple!) our library budget and truly enhance our fiction sections in the library! 
Thank you! Thank you!

2017 MakerFest

posted Apr 7, 2017, 1:56 PM by Lisa Gogel

2017 Grant Wood Makers


National Library Week

posted Mar 29, 2017, 7:19 AM by Lisa Gogel

Why visit a library?

Libraries Transform

Celebrate National Library Month by visiting a library near you!  Our local libraries offer story times, science programming, creation studios, music and art events, wide & varied collections, technology assistance and so much more! Stop by today!

April Update

posted Mar 28, 2017, 3:04 PM by Lisa Gogel

Here comes April!

Watch for:
Book Fair: April 4th-8th at GW library. Come see the newest books. Hook your child on reading, and buy some books for your home! Don't forget to check out your child's teacher's wishlist box if you're interested in donating to the classroom!

MakerFest: April 6th 6-7PM at BMS to display all the great things GW students and other Bettendorf schools have made!

Family D.E.A.R Day: April 12th 3:15-4:00PM to celebrate reading with the public libraries and our model readers! Come read with your family!

It's National Poetry Month! Read through some poems or song lyrics together. Listen to the rhythm and rhyme. Read in different tones and voices to match what is happening in the text!  Ask your child about participating in the Poetry Crossword Challenge!

It's National School Library Week! Visit the library as a family. Ask for book recommendations. See what new books we have!

Maker Update

posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:15 AM by Lisa Gogel

Family Maker Day: Saturday, March 4th 10:00-11:30 AM
~ Bettendorf Public Library will be attending with a maker task.
~ Chris Like will lead an engineering challenge.
~ The Quad Cities Woodcarver Association will be here to lead a demonstration and carve soap with students!


MakerFest on April 6th, 6:00-7:00PM has some new regulations to keep all students safe.
- Bettendorf Middle School Gym (Set up between 5:30-6:00)-
Tasting food made will no longer be allowed to avoid allergy issues that could arise.
No peanuts will be allowed in the event even without tasting.
No pets are allowed.

If concerned about these changes, please contact Lisa Gogel at lgogel@bettendorf.k12.ia.us or call the library during regular business hours.

Family Maker Day

posted Jan 30, 2017, 2:09 PM by Lisa Gogel

Sign up for Family Maker Day on March 4th from 10:00-11:30AM!
Come build, design, program, code, and problem solve together as a family at the Grant Wood Library!


And don't forget to sign up for MakerFest by March 10th to share your projects at MakerFest on April 6th!
You can find sign up sheets and information on a previous post!

Get Making!

posted Jan 19, 2017, 9:23 AM by Lisa Gogel

Coming up in the Maker movement at Grant Wood:
Saturday, March 4th: Family Maker Day 10:00-11:30 AM
~ Learn to carve soap with wood workers
~ Make with the Bettendorf Public Library
Thursday, April 6th: Bettendorf CSD Elementary MakerFest 6:00-7:00 PM
~ Share what you've made this year
~ Write a DIY essay for your project!

An introduction letter is attached along with the guidelines,  rubric, and permission slip and proposal form.

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