Ten reasons why you should check out our digital media library Axis 360. Let's start with #10.
Our Magic Wall eases your search for the ebook that's right for you. It looks and functions a little bit like Netflix. If you hover over the book thumbnails, a pop-up will give you a snapshot of information about the title, including whether or not it is available for checkout.
Congratulations to the following students! Each won a book from the 2020 Abraham Lincoln Book Award nominee list. Students earned raffle tickets for a chance to win a book by participating in ILC events and for reading for fun in the month leading up to National Library Week.
All students are invited to participate in the Abe challenge for 2020, which is sponsored by the Association of Illinois School Librarian Educators. Learn more here.
More than 100 students participated in the first-ever ILC Putt-Putt Challenge during National Library Week. Seven student teams designed and constructed book-themed putt-putt holes for the student body to enjoy; four of the holes were related to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, thanks to Mr. Plinske's AP Language students. After completing the course, students voted for their favorite. The winning team was Ashley Alm and Sav Garrett, who built a complex Dr. Seuss-themed hole. They each won a gift card to America's Action Territory.
Lakes hosted the inaugural NLCC Battle of the Books on Thursday, February 21. Eight teams from five NLCC schools participated in the challenge, which began in October. Congratulations to The A Team from Antioch Community High School for winning first place! The runners up were Reader Fever from Wauconda High School. Thank you to all of our volunteers! View the complete results here, and enjoy the photo gallery of the event below.
There's still time to register for the ILC's Spring Reading Challenge! All you have to do is track the number of minutes you read for fun between now and Sunday, April 7. When you achieve 2,019 minutes, you get a prize, either a $10 Culver's gift card or a $10 Antioch Pizza gift card. You choose! Pick up a bookmark in the ILC to start recording your daily minutes. Let Mrs. P. or Mrs. Kent know if you have any questions.
Take a look at these book recommendation lists from Goodreads, NPR, and more to help you choose a book or two to enjoy over Winter Break. They make excellent gifts, too!
Are you an aspiring writer? Looking for ways to expand your writing prowess and get recognized for your talent? If so, check out two upcoming writing contests that will channel your inner creativity.
Summer is one of our favorite times of the year. Not only do we get to spend more time reading, students and staff members are asking us for reading recommendations. Whether you are looking for a reading contest or a book list, we have compiled some suggestions that can be used for a variety of readers.
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