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Family Book Club

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones. City girl Sophie has no idea what to do when her family moves to a farm they have inherited. Soon things get stranger when she realizes the chickens have superpowers! When a local farmer finds out what the chickens can do and tries to steal them, it’s up to Sophie to keep them safe! Genre: FANTASY.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Chapters 10 (June 14, 2014) – 18 (June 18, 2014)!
1. Do you think the woman from Briar Farm really lost her chickens or do you think she is after Henrietta for a reason?
2. Agnes, from Redwood Farm, has told Sophie that Henrietta was her Uncle Jim’s chicken. She also said there are more. Where do        you think they went and do you think they’ll come back?
3. Have you ever begged your parents for a pet? What did they say?
4. What do you think Ms. Griegson was doing with that hawk/rooster?
Next week read chapters 19 (June 18, 2014 later) – 27 (June 26, 2014 to Mr. Brown)! 
   
We will be having a special virtual event on April 26 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive the WebEx link.
 
This event is in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) and their Young Reader's Book Club. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's  cReach Library. Call 303.627.3050 to place a hold.
Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 12, 2021 at 3:33 PM
  
Create It!

DIY Coasters
by Karen

Karen shares a fun DIY to make your own coasters, perfect for a picnic! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 12, 2021 at 12:49 PM
  
by Nicole

Upcycle old jeans into a new toy for a furry friend! Nicole shows how to make a DIY denim dog toy in today’s APL How-To! 
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 09, 2021 at 1:03 PM
  
HELLO

Join us each week as we learn about the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill! 

April's letter of the month is J and the word of the month is JELLYFISH! This week, we introduce the letter J and share how to say it, write it and sign it! Visit your library and pick up a free Grab & Go jellyfish craft kit (available while supplies last).

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 08, 2021 at 10:49 AM
  
Read Across America

Read Across America (Week 3)
by Stacy

Read Across America is a year-long celebration of all things reading! Starting in August and ending in July, Read Across America is about making time to read with kids and showing how reading is important and fun!

If we are going to create more readers, more writers, people who feel included and recognized, and people who understand that the world is far richer than just their experiences alone, kids need books that are as diverse and complex as the society we live in.

Join us as we read across the country with Books Across America! Enjoy the comforts of reading in your own state, or travel the map to explore something new! 

Check out recommendations for each state below! 
See a book you want to read? Click on the title to be taken to our catalog or Prospector to place a hold or borrow instantly!























Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 07, 2021 at 4:10 PM
  
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