Celebrate your love of books this fall by decorating a pumpkin for the Belle Valley Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Pumpkins may be decorated in any way that represents a book or book character.
For ideas, watch this slideshow!
Inspired by Alan Rabinowitz's book, A Boy and a Jaguar, the library will be collecting loose change to send to Dr. Rabinowitz’s wild cat conservation program, Panthera. Children will use their change to “vote” for their favorite cat—lion, tiger, snow leopard or jaguar.
For more information about Panthera and wild cat conservation, go to www.panthera.org.
Look for opportunities to win Tim Green's newest book in March!
Former Atlanta Falcons star and author, Tim Green will visit Belle Valley on January 21. While Tim played in the NFL, he also studies law and began his writing career. After penning more than one dozen books for adults, Tim began writing novels for young people set in the world of sports.
Tim's presentation will be followed by a book signing in the library. Paperbacks are available for purchase in the library ($6) while supplies last!
Kindergartners' stuffed animals had a slumber party with Clifford! The stuffed animals played hide and seek, ate snacks, watched a movie and even hear a story from Clifford. For more pictures, click here.
The library received a $5,000 grant for new science books for the Illinois State Library. Students who participated in the program also got a sneak peek at these books over the summer.
Above: 2nd grader Matt Wolfe tests his aluminum foil boat to see how many pennies it can hold before it sinks.
This year's team winners were (from left to right): Aubrey T., River W., Dominique L. and Taylar N..
Bria J. and China T. read all 20 books and received a $10 gift certificate to the book fair and other prizes. Both Aubrey T. and Dominique L. received prizes for reading more than 10 books.
Congratulations to everyone who participated!