Readin’ in a Winter Wonderland…

Another season, another Staff Picks List-Winter Edition!! Here is the latest Bitmoji-stravaganza featuring our choices, compliments of Ms. Liz Y.

‘Snow time like the present to hunker down and read!

Click on each book for a link to check it out online with our e-resources: Libby, Overdrive or Tumblebooks. The globe, owl, computer screen and newspaper are also links to resources on our library’s website-Culturegrams, Kids Zone, the online catalog and Scholastic Go!

When you’re not sure what to read, take a look at our list for ideas or request a book bundle or mystery bag. We’re here to help you out as much as we can to keep you eagerly reading!

Remember to check out the Kids Section of our website, too. Along with e-resources, there are many things to explore, such as programs, new books, videos, homework help (well, maybe not while you’re on break)…and previous blog posts!

As 2020 comes to an end, we look forward to a new year, new beginnings and new challenges. I will repeat what I’ve said several times over the past few months…we really miss seeing you, but we are thankful to be able to help you find what you need and hopefully keep you reading and coming back for more.

We wish you all the best for the new year!

Don’t for-geti about our Yeti!

Have you visited the Commons yet this holiday season? Even with pandemic precautions in place, it’s a hustling, bustling scene. If you haven’t walked the walk, perhaps now is the time!

How do Yetis tell the time?

With a sasq-watch.

In addition to all the decorations and phenomenal lights in the evening, we have contributed a Storybook Walk to the festivities. The story featured is How to Catch a Yeti by Adam Wallace. It’s a delightful part of the “How to Catch” series available to check out from the library.

Bigfoot is sometimes confused with Sasquatch….Yeti never complains.

The elusive Yeti is the mascot for our Winter Reading Program. The Kids’ tab on the New Lenox Library website has all the information, along with the Reading Log and Bonus Log for you to print at home. They are also available in the lobby of the library or included in any Mystery Bag requests. Look for all this information on our webpage:

This year’s theme is Yeti, Set, Read! Follow the Yeti tracks through the mountains and color in one big foot track for every 15 minutes that is read. Once kids read 8 hours and help the Yeti get home after his adventure they will get a certificate to fill out for 2 free tickets to a Chicago Wolves Ice Hockey Game*, a Buy One/Get One smoothie coupon from Smoothie King, a little winter-themed prize bag, and an entry into our weekly raffle. Bonus logs will be available for you to earn extra raffle entries. Be sure to sign up if you haven’t yeti…..

Has the abominable snowman called?

Not yeti.

Don’t forget to look for the Yeti around town too! Call us and let us know where you’ve seen him to earn a raffle ticket for an amazing, abominable prize!

Experts say it is the best yeti!

Be sure to check the previous blog post from Ms. Elizabeth with lots of fun activities, and even last year’s blog post for links to the Santa Tracker and more:

And coming soon…our interactive Winter Staff Picks!!

Remember we can still be in touch with you & are thinking of you when you request a mystery bag or book bundle. The Kid’s Tab also has links to videos of many of our programs:

We wish you all a healthy and happy holiday season, and hope the new year brings us back together soon!

My friends are sick of my puns about The Abominable Snowman….

(and probably my bitmojis…)

Yeti keep doing it.

Virtual Winter Wonderland

Welcome to our Virtual Winter Wonderland!

Winter is coming, and so is the holiday season! The Youth Services librarians here at the New Lenox Public Library thought it would be fun to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by creating a Virtual Winter Wonderland filled with songs, games, read-alouds, and more!

Explore this snowy scene by clicking on various images to discover where they will lead you. For added fun, see if you can spot 7 of our Youth Services Librarians (and identify who is who), a reindeer with a red nose, a kitty enjoying a good book, a frosty snowman, a bundled bear, a waving raccoon, a running Gingerbread Man, and a portly penguin.

We hope you enjoy our Virtual Winter Wonderland! And from all of us here at the New Lenox Public Library, have a happy, merry, wonderful holiday season!

Stay safe and warm!