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STEM on demand: ScienceFlix PDF Print

Volcanoes, outer space, and endangered animals are among the STEM subject areas covered for students in grades 4–9 on ScienceFlix, a great online resource available with your library card.

scienceflixgirl.jpg Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix delivers highly engaging, curriculum-driven content through hands-on projects, videos, and more. Articles are provided at three different reading levels, and a read-aloud feature is available to support emerging readers and ELL students. Students can dig deeper into school assignments, explore an area of personal interest, or find out more careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.  

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:05
Follow us! PDF Print

There is always something fun going on in the Youth Services Department!  From early literacy storytimes to Lego Robotics and everything in between, we've got you covered!  Here's our current newsletter. For more ways to keep up with us, check us out on Social Media:


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 13:54
Early Literacy PDF Print


It’s never too early for storytime. Early literacy and reading starts at birth, so our programs do, too!
Our programs incorporate the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  Using these practices as a base, our early literacy team crafts our programs to develop a lifelong love of the library and reading.  

Each program is carefully designed with consideration to the developmental needs of each age group. With that in mind, we ask that your child attend the program intended for his or her age. Once your child reaches the age threshold for that program, he or she can move to their new, more advanced group. If you are not sure which program is best for your child, please ask.
We look forward to getting to know you and your child!

For library programs designed to build early literacy skills, contact Youth Services at (224) 543-1486 or signup for our quarterly Early Literacy email newsletter.  Our current Early Literacy program calendar can be found here.

Looking for some catchy songs and fingerplays to share with your favorite little one? The Vernon Area Public Library Youth Services librarians have enjoyed recording some of our favorite songs, fingerplays, rhymes and read alouds, perfect for sharing.




Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2016 12:04
Stuffed Animal Sleepover PDF Print


At our recent "Stuffed Animal Sleepover" program at the the library, we celebrated the favorite stuffed friends of our youngest patrons.  Rabbits, dogs, and teddy bears of all colors and sizes were guests at our library. Families enjoyed a story and then tucked their favorite stuffed friends into bed.  You won't believe the things our new animal friends did when the library closed for the night!

Visit our Flickr set for some eye-popping pictures of the stuffed animal library takeover.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:28
Are you Flickr Famous? PDF Print



Take a look at our photo albums...you might be Flickr famous!  Albums include Early Literacy art programs, Reading Club events, Service Day projects, author visits and more. 
We'd love to hear your comments!


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:27
Mini Comic Con ... a great success! PDF Print

If you weren't able to come to the recent Mini Comic Con held at the library, you missed a great time! The kids dressed in amazing and adorable costumes, took fabulous pictures in the photo booth, tested their strength at the Super Hero Training Academy, and perfected their drawing skills at the Superhero Drawing Workshop. The Anime and Manga and Superhero Makeup sessions were a huge success! Raffle winners snagged beautifully decorated cookies, bags of books, and other fun gifts. For more pictures, take a look at the set on Flickr.






Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 14:59
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