All programs are held at the Geneseo Public Library and are one hour in length. Please stop by!
Letters About Literature in Illinois is an annual statewide reading and writing program that invites students to read a book of their choice and write a letter to the author about how the work changed their life or view of the world. Students can enter on their own or through their schools, libraries or other youth organizations.
There are three levels of participation: Level 1 for grades 4-6, Level 2 for grades 7-8 and Level 3 for grades 9-12. One Illinois winner will be selected for each level and receive a $200 cash award. Teachers/Librarians of the winning students will receive a $100 cash award to purchase books for their school/public library. Winners and teachers/librarians will be invited to an awards ceremony in Springfield.
Written submissions will be accepted for all ages until the entry deadline of December 16, 2019. To enter by mail, attach a completed entry form to each entry and mail to:
Letters About Literature
Competition Level (indicate Level 1, 2 or 3 on the envelope)
Illinois Center for the Book
300 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
State winners will be formally announced in May 2020.
You are invited to come to join Lego Builders and Snap Circuits Power Hour gatherings every 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for 5+ year olds and up.
Drop in to work, play, invent, create and build at the library.
Come in or call to sign your child up for stories and craft sessions. More information is listed below on the storytimes and ages.
Check the Kids Calendar for more event information.
We have a reading incentive for children not yet in kindergarten. We will have Reading Logs that you will receive when you sign up for the program. On them please record any book the child has read to them or listens to in audio form. The same book can be repeated, especially if they have a favorite.
We want them to enjoy reading and studies show the more books they are exposed to when younger, the better they will do in school. After they have read 100 books, turn in the log and they will get to choose a prize from the treasure chest. At the end of the summer we will draw a name from those that have reached their 1000 goal and award a Grand Prize. The 1000 Book prize drawing will be Aug 31st(or the last business day closest)
Find your child's reading level at this site http://www.lexile.com/fab/Illinois/.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has developed a new educational resource to use with children in grades PreK thru 3. The “field trip pack” contains hands-on equipment to encourage young children to explore nature. The Field Trip Pack can be checked out at the Geneseo Public Library.
For the calendar of events please CLICK on the caterpillar below:
Children are the future of Geneseo and it is important to provide the best care for them. In the library, we nourish young minds and provide the best library service possible. Busy public access buildings are not always safe and secure for children to be left alone and the library staff is not responsible for a child’s safety in the absence of a parent or guardian. The library does not have sufficient staff to continually monitor children or act in place of a parent or guardian.
Unattended children or those who are disruptive can create problems for themselves and others because they are too young to be left unattended. Examples of disruptive behavior include but are not limited to screaming, excessive crying, running, fighting, climbing on furniture etc. Their misbehavior makes it difficult for others to enjoy using the library. The librarian might ask any parent or guardian to leave the library temporarily to get the child under control. Children under 10 should not be left unattended anywhere in the library. A child 10 years and younger may be accompanied by a responsible person age 14 years and older. The rules of the Geneseo Public Library District include:
RESPECT OTHER RESPECT YOURSELF RESPECT PROPERTY
Here are some helpful guidelines for parents or guardians: