Reading with your child can be one of the most rewarding parts of your job as a parent. Sometimes it can be challenging to find resources that can be used at home. I hope that this site helps!

The links to the left will give you suggestions for age appropriate book reviews, advice for reading and writing with your child, and other online or local resources.

If you have suggestions for items that would be beneficial to our Powers' parents or have questions, please feel free to contact Megan Nelson, Reading Specialist at Powers.


Interesting Reads

The New York Times Bestselling List is updated weekly with the ten most selling children's books in the country.

Is your child having a hard time wanting to read? Check out these ideas for some new ways to read at home.

Is your child a fan of the Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney? If so, you might be interested in reading this article which describes her last wishes for fans (hint: she thinks reading with kids is the best thing any adult can do).

This blogger has a lot of fun activities for families to do at home to promote learning year around. In this post, she gives ways to keep your child wanting to read. Try out a few and let me know how it goes!

Powers Elementary

Here at Powers we try to promote literacy in a variety of ways. Our most recent events are listed below. Stay tuned for upcoming literacy and family events! 
  • Meet and Greet at the Beloit Public Library on July 14 from 10:00-12:00. Head over to the Beloit Public Library to see Powers teachers, tell us about your summer, and check out a few new books at the same time!
  • Thanks to all who attended our Family Literacy Night on April 12! We hope to see you again at this fun event next year!

Beloit Public Library

The public library is a wealth of resources for parents. Check out their current library programs which include everything from story times, crafts, and family fun nights. To access more information, please visit the kids' page where reading lists and contact information can be found. I would also recommend scrolling to the bottom of this page to try Tumble Books with your child. 

Other Special Library Happenings

**Remember to sign-up for the Summer Library Club! It's easy to do--just stop by the front desk at the library to register your child for a summer of reading, incentives, and fun!

So You're Going to Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 22 at 3:00
~For children going to 4K and Kindergarten in the fall.

Preschool Discovery Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 and 11:00
~For kids ages 6 and younger; siblings are welcome. Enjoy our summer story times with our 2018 theme: Libraries Rock!

The Beloit Public Library has many offerings for children and parents available at their location. Here are its current happenings: 
  • Thursday, July 12 2:00-4:00 Movie Sing-a-Long: Rock Dog
  • Monday, July 16 3:00: Poolside Stories at Krueger Pool
  • Tuesday, July 17 2:00-3:15 Tales and Treats: Dino Doozies
  • Saturday, July 21 2:00-3:00 Hoo Haven: Come meet our animal ambassadors Marshmallow, Broccoli, and Thomas Jefferson. Find out how we can create a safe world for them. 
  • Monday, July 23 3:00: Poolside Stories at Krueger Pool
  • Tuesday, July 24 2:00-3:15 Tales and Treats: Dancing Off the Page
  • Monday, July 30 3:00: Poolside Stories at Krueger Pool
  • Monday, August 3 3:00: Poolside Stories at Krueger Pool
  • Wednesday, August 8 2:00-3:00 Dance, Dance, Dance! Get your feet moving, learn some basic dance skills, and enjoy a live demo with some of Miss Andrea's students
  • Thursday, August 9 Susan Picking Performance: Susan is a piano-playing, ukulele-strumming, award-winning singer and songwriter. 
  • Monday, August 13 3:00: Poolside Stories at Krueger Pool
  • Thursday, August 16 2:00-4:00 Movie Sing-a-Longs: Sing