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March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children's choice book award designed to encourage recreational reading among school age children. Maud Hart Lovelace was a famous Minnesota author, born and raised in Mankato at the turn of the twentieth century, and best known for her Betsy and Tacy series.
Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division I nominee list and students in grades 6-8 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division II nominee list are eligible to vote for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award.
Students vote for a favorite title in March, so now is the time to start reading! See the list below and visit the library’s special Maud Hart Lovelace Nominee sections in the children’s and young adult areas to get started. For more information about the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, visit: www.maudhartlovelace.org/ [Psst! I am a MYRA member! Send me your votes! – Ms. Deni]
The Star of the North Picture Book Award was established by the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA). Its purpose is to promote quality, engaging picture books and reading for pleasure among school-aged children.
Here is how the award works:
• Each year ten picture book nominees will be announced.
• Students or library participants who read or have read to them at least eight of the ten nominees will be eligible to vote.
• Votes will be collected through MYRA members each March. [Psst! I am a MYRA member! Send me your votes! – Ms. Deni]
• The award winner will be announced each year between April 18 and 25. New nominees will be announced at the same time.
• This award is focused on picture books intended for a kindergarten through 2nd grade audience. However, pre-k and older children are also welcome to participate.
For more information about this award, visit: www.starofthenorthaward.org/
March 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:30am (30 minutes) In the Children’s Program Area Ages 0-6 with adult caregiver. Siblings and guests welcome. Join us at the library for stories, songs, and fun! Storytime encourages language development and fosters a love of books and a lifetime of learning. Parents and caregivers will also learn about early literacy and get tips on how to help their child become ready to read. No registration necessary.
March 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Great Hall
Representing the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Chione will perform at libraries throughout Greater Minnesota for our "Storytime with Chione" Series! We look forward to sharing our music in Faribault, Minnesota at Buckham Memorial Library!
We will play fan favorites, such as Peter and the Wolf and Hansel and Gretel as well as a variety of other enjoyable children's stories.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
This program replaces the regular Wednesday storytime and it will be ASL interpreted.