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Monday, May 2, 2016

Week of May 2nd through the 8th

Two great events happen during the week of May 2-8.  One of the events is Screen Free Week. 
During this week, children, families and communities around the world will unplug from digital entertainment and spend free time playing with toys or board games, reading, exploring and reconnecting with family and friends.  The library is a great place to be during Screen Free Week because we have so much to do without being on a screen.  Did you know that you can play board games upstairs in the Youth Services Department?  We also have an ENORMOUS selection of reading materials - from fiction to nonfiction to graphic novels to audio books to magazines to comic books - all waiting to be checked out and enjoyed.  Plus we have puzzles you can put together with  your family or check them out to enjoy at home.

Children's Book Week is also going on during the same week.  It's an annual celebration of children's books and reading that was established in 1919.  It is one of the longest-running literacy initiative in the United States.  Children from classrooms around the country receive copies of the nominees and vote for their favorites.  This is how the five final nominees are selected.  Then any child throughout the country can vote for their favorite title!  The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where kids and teens of all ages select the winner.  Kids vote for Book of the Year, Children's Choice Debut Author and Children's Choice Illustrator.  In 2013, over one million votes were cast at  So come into the library by May 8th and vote for your favorite title.  Then I'll let you know once the winner is announced if Roselle kids choose the same winner!

Library Catalog
Children's Choice Book Awards
Screen Free Week


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