Category Archives: Summer Reading

Dragon Week

Let’s explore Dragon Magic this week!

First, listen to a story about a baby dragon! (see video below)

Then stop by the library and pick up a craft bag full of supplies to make a dragon egg. Click here for the instructions. (We are doing curbside pick up only, from 11AM- 6PM M-F, so call when you get here!)

Maybe you would like to learn some computer coding as you travel through the mystical jungle and train your dragon to eat bugs or gain power-ups? Give it a try!

How would you like to learn a dance from the musical Dragons Love Tacos?

Do you want to learn how to draw a dragon? The author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin, has a wonderful video that will have you drawing dragons in just minutes.

Join us in some Dragon Magic this week!

Online Role Playing for Teens

Do you want to be the main character of your story?

Do you want to go on an adventure and explore ancient dungeons?

Teens in grades 6-9 are invited to participate in an online role playing game similar to Dungeons and Dragons.

No prior experience is necessary. We will be meeting every Thursday from 1PM to 2PM.

Our first virtual meeting will be on July 2nd to discuss how it all works. Check here for the link!

Hope to see you there!

Freading is Free eReading

We are certain you’ve noticed the lack of eBook options in our system. You may have also heard about the publishing industry’s reluctance to sell libraries eBooks.

Freading LogoWhat is Freading™?

Freading™ allows the Round Lake Library to increase our eBook Collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books- without waiting.

Use your Library Card to download a book each week for free.

Freading™has apps for most mobile devices including the Kindle Fire, Nook & Kobo. WOW!

Check it out now. What are you waiting for? Harness the power of your Library Card.

Tablets and EReaders Teen with eReaderLibrary Card

Read Down Your Fines

Kids- Pay Your fines through reading!

30 minutes = $1.

It’s as simple as that.

Ask a librarian at the desk for a timer, grab a book/manga/graphic novel and read. When the timer is done, take your library card (or ID) back to the librarian and have a dollar taken off your account.

The catch? You have to read while being in the library. Well… you can probably sit out on the porch if you want.

1000 Book Kid Program

1000 Book Kid Program

Sponsored by the Malta Sunrise Rotary

The Malta Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring a 1000 Book Program at both branches of the Round Lake Library.  This free and easy reading program encourages preschoolers and their parents to borrow, share, and read together.

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How It Works

  • Select and check out 10 children’s books
  • Inform the librarian that this is a 1000 Book Kid.  Your books will be put in a special bag
  • When you return your 10 books and bag, circle the next number on your child’s card. (each number represents a group of 10)
  • When you have circled 100 numbers your child will be awarded a special sweatshirt courtesy of the Malta Sunrise Rotary.

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Why do it?

  • Because anguage acquisition occurs before children enter school.
  • Because it challenges whole families to read 1000 books with their children before the end of first grade. Increasing the family’s bond.
  • Because it fosters a positive connection between books and family.
  • Because it helps children develop a lifelong bond with reading and books.
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