News from the Madison Library

This week all Madison students were introduced to the 2022 Monarch and Bluestem Award lists during library classes. The Monarch (K-3rd grades) and Bluestem (3rd-5th grades) Awards are readers’ choice awards presented by AISLE. Elementary students from across Illinois vote in March for their favorite book from the lists. In order to vote, children must read at least 5 books from the Monarch list or 4 books from the Bluestem list.

If a student would like to read ALL of the books on their grade level list, we present the following challenges. Participants have until the end of the school year to complete their challenge. Choose your category and start reading! Students received their challenge sheets this week and copies are also linked below.

  • MONARCH CHALLENGE for Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grades: Read all of the Monarch Award books and your name will be displayed in the Madison Library. Check off each book as you read it and return the completed sheet to the library. It can also be emailed to Mrs. Mardula ([email protected]).
  • COMBO CHALLENGE for 3rd Grade: Since 3rd graders can vote for both the Monarch and Bluestem Awards, we are offering the combo challenge! Read 10 Monarch Award books and 10 Bluestem Award books and your name will be displayed in the Madison Library. Check off each book as you read it and return the completed sheet to the library. It can also be emailed to Mrs. Mardula ([email protected]).
  • BLUESTEM CHALLENGE for 4th & 5th Grades: Read all of the Bluestem Award books and your name will be displayed in the Madison Library. Check off each book as you read it and return the completed sheet to the library. It can also be emailed to Mrs. Mardula ([email protected]).

Books are available for checkout at the Madison Library and the Hinsdale Public Library.

Happy reading!
Ms. Egan & Mrs. Mardula