• Our New Normal

    Posted by Tamra Hauge on 3/23/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Reading Gives Us

    Hello readers!

    It seems like only yesterday we were bringing characters to life, counting words on shirts, celebrating our love for books during read-a-thons with our buddies, guessing whose nose was stuck in a beloved book, and capping off our Wilkes Reading Week with a heartwarming performance from Book-it Theater.  I am so grateful that we were able to share in those memories and I am hopeful that we can continue sharing the joy of literature from our homes.

    I have been busy doing my own distance learning on how to make books and the authors that we love accessible to you during this time.  I would like to think that you all have good fit books at home to keep you reading, but if not, I wanted to share a few options for online resources that you and your families may wish to look into further.  The Kitsap Regional Library offers ebooks and audiobooks to check out for free. To learn more about this please visit https://krl.overdrive.com

    Additionally, Audible Stories from Amazon is offering free streaming of their collection of stories for as long as schools are closed!  Visit the following link to learn more about how you can start listening to stories on your desktop, tablet, phone or laptop.Audible Stories

    Also, beloved author of the Elephant and Piggie and Pigeon books, Mo Willems, is sharing his love of art and literature in daily videos.  If you want to begin from the beginning, here are the links from last week:

    Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Intro:

    Announcing: LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

    Last week’s Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

    MONDAY Episode 1

    LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 01

    TUESDAY Episode 2

    LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 02

    WEDNESDAY Episode 3

    LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 03

    THURSDAY Episode 4

    LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 04

    FRIDAY Episode 5

    LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 05

    As he mentioned in his introductory video, he will be doing Lunch Doodles every day for the next couple of weeks at 11 a.m. Eastern time (so, 8 a.m. our time).  But you don’t have to be watching these videos live, as you can always login to his website that is posting the videos each day whenever it is convenient to you.  Here’s that link: LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

    I am in the process of updating the Wilkes Library website, so it’s a work in progress, however, there are a number of resources available there if you’d like to access additional links for online resources, recommended resources, and numerous author websites, please bookmark the Wilkes Library Homepage to access those pages and more. 

    I look forward to hearing about the places you go in your books.  For now, enjoy and be well!

    Mrs. Hauge


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