Each of the three libraries hosts free monthly events for this age group. In Jackson, events are on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:45 PM. In Lakefield, events are held on the second Thursday of the month at 4:15 PM. In Heron Lake, events are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:30 PM. Dates may vary. For more information check the events calendar!
Picture & Chapter Books
No matter the interest or reading level, we have books for these emerging readers! All three locations have picture books, leveled readers, and a nice selection of chapter books sure to inspire the love of reading. If you can’t find what you are looking for on the shelf, we can get it from another library. Don’t know what to read? Ask a librarian to help you with a few suggestions. Book Bundles are available with fun topics for a quick pick up when you’re pressed for time.
The Jackson Library offers a program that helps young reader’s spend more time reading. With the understanding that many students set a goal for the accelerated reading program, we offer a “Reading Buddies” program to aide in reaching these goals or to just work on reading skills. The program is offered to 2nd and 3rd grade students and if space allows is opened up to 4th grade students.
The program will match the student with an 8th-12th grade student or adult volunteer. The reading partners meet for ½ hour once per week. All meetings take place at the library.
For more information or if you have any questions, please call Carrie Dose at the Jackson County Library.
Accelerated Reading Test Locations
The Jackson and Lakefield libraries have a computer for children to take Accelerated Reader tests. First graders can take two tests per day and second grade and up can take five tests per day. The librarian will log the child into the test.
You can check if a book has an Accelerated Reader test and see the reading level at Accelerated Reader BookFinder.