We know that we have a bunch of super readers in Des Plaines!
Rocky Raccoon is all about reading. After all he IS the mascot of the Des Plaines Public Library's school-year reading programs (Patch Club and 1KB4K).
And he wants you to keep up the good work you are doing during the stay-at-home order.
Even though the library building is closed right now, Rocky Raccoon has a mission for all to do from the safety of your home.
Your mission is as follows . . .
1. Keep up your reading for Patch Club and 1KB4K!
We cannot wait to see you all when we open, to collect those logs and bookmarks!
2. Color a picture of our favorite raccoon, Rocky!
Then, be sure to hang it up in a window or doorway, so all can see your artistic side (and know that you are a super reader)
3. Send us a photo of your finished picture or where you displayed it.
Or email the photo to YouthServicesDesk@dppl.org
We hope that you keep reading during this stay-at-home order, and we are excited to see everyone soon!
Here are some raccoon and other forest animal resources to keep you entertained!
A skunk and a raccoon cannot see eye to eye in this readloud available right now through Tumblebooks (no password required).
An early reader that is avaiable on Hoopla to read (ebook).
One does need a Des Plaines Library card to access Hoopla, and then create a user name and password. The best part is there is no waiting with Hoopla. Just download and start reading.
A YA graphic novel featuring another famous raccoon. You can also download and read this through Hoopla.
Raccoons video from National Geographic.
Click on the link to find out all about raccoons through our Tumblebooks database. Tumblebooks not only has books, but videos and music too.
A Reading Rainbow episode, featuring the story available through Access Video on Demand: Just For Kids.
Free access to this database is available through May 15th with desplaines as the user name and digital as the password.
Check out some other forest friends, like rabbits, in this audio book available from Audible for free.
As long as schools are not in session, Amazon has a free section of audio titles on Audible. No sign up or Amazon account necessary. Click here for more information. Free audio books are also availble in Spanish, French, Italian, and other languages.