Congratulations to everyone who entered our pumpkin decorating contest! Here are the winners!
To see all the pumpkins click on the picture!
BEST REPRESENATION OF A CHARACTER
1ST PLACE: Brycen Brown – Tin Man
2ND PLACE: Marvelous White – Cookie Monster
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Olivia Kraus – Olivia & Vanessa Stacy--Olaf
BEST REPRESENATION OF A BOOK
1ST PLACE: Riaynn Pellman—Rainbow Fish
2ND PLACE: Lauren Knox – Bad Kitty
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Nalani Joseph – Dog in Charge & Jelila Blue – Lady and the Tramp
1ST PLACE: Aspen Royer—Gingerbread Girl
2ND PLACE: Cayden Brown—Captain America
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Madison Harmon—Alice the Fairy & Damoni Douglas—Life in the Gumball Machine
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.