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Winter Reading Challenge

Our winter challenge, “We Love Reading!” will run from Monday, February 1st – Friday, February 26th.

Age Groups

Our age groups and reading goals will be the same as our fall reading challenge:

Preschool (0-5 years) = 50 minutes per week

Young Readers (6-10 years) = 75 minutes per week

Teens (11 and up) = 100 minutes per week

Adults (18 and over) = 100 minutes per week

Participants will have until each Friday at noon to input their minutes read.

Winter Reading Challenge

Prizes

Each age group will earn raffle tickets for a $25 Target gift card by reaching their goal each week. Winners will be announced on Friday, February 26th in the afternoon. Also, to encourage the younger friends to read, each week a child logs any reading minutes (they don’t have to meet their goal), they will be entered in a separate raffle to win a Snuggle ‘N Hug Arctic Stuffed Animal Friend! (This raffle is for our Preschool and Young Readers only.) Winners will be contacted each Friday afternoon.

How to Get Started

To participate in our “We Love Reading!” challenge, patrons should download the Reader Zone app and enter the code 0e9b4.  If patrons should have trouble finding where to enter the new code (if they have participated before) here are the steps:

  • Go to their Settings (upper right hand corner)
  • Go to Edit Reading Groups
  • Click on Join a Group (at the bottom)
  • Enter code (0e9b4)
  • Select their age group

Please direct any other questions to Ms. Jen. 

Preschool Programs

Baby Tots

0-24 Months

Baby Tots is an interactive program for both parent and baby, ages 0-24 months old. Babies and their caregivers will share rhymes, songs and books.

Join us weekly on Thursday mornings!

Little Wigglers

2-5 Years

This music and movement program for 2-5 year olds will provide a great opportunity for kids to move, play and listen to music while developing readiness skills and improving motor skills.

Join us weekly on Tuesday mornings!

Youth Book Clubs

Lego club

Families are welcome to join us once a month for some free-building time and creative exploration!  Program open to all ages; parent must accompany child. 

Program meets once a month from 4:00-5:00pm and runs September – May.  

Art Smarts!

2nd – 5th Grade

Join us for our ART SMARTS! Program, where we will learn about famous artists and make our own art inspired by their individual creative styles.  Boys and girls in 2nd -5th grade are welcome!

Program meets once a month from 4:00-5:00pm and runs September – May.

Registration is required.

Reading Buddies

K – 4th Grade

This program will provide a fun and relaxing environment for children in Kindergarten-4th Grade to practice their reading skills and build reading confidence. Our Reading Buddies are National Honor Society members from the Manteno High School.

Reading Buddies will meet at Manteno Public Library and sessions last 15 minutes. Sessions are available throughout the school year, feel free to register for mulitple sessions or schedule longer ones- we are flexible to work with your schedule.

Reading Buddies meets every other Tuesday, please check calendar dates and time.

Full STEAM Ahead!

K – 3rd Grade

Full STEAM Ahead! is an interactive program for children in K-3rd Grade. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) We will read books, learn about the components of S.T.E.A.M and explore each one of the hands-on activities!

Join us for Full STEAM Ahead! on every other Monday evening at 6:00pm.

Specialty Programs

Throughout the year the Youth Services Department of Manteno Public Library offers a variety of seasonal programs.

Registration is requested for all programs.

Gingerbread Houses
Easter Egg Hunt
Movie Days
Family Reading Night
Mommy & Me Valentine Tea
Library Ghost Hunt

Manteno Public Library

10 S. Walnut St.
Manteno, IL 60950


Ph: 815 468 3323
Fax: 815 468 3360

Hours

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm

Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday
Closed

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Dr.Seuss

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