Monarch Book Club

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Program Type:

Arts & Crafts, Book Club

Age Group:

Grades K - 2nd
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Allowed Grades: Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

Program Description

Event Details

Join us for our new Monarch Book Club for children grades Kindergarten - 2nd. Each month we will read a different Monarch Award nominated from the 2024 list. We will read this month's picture book all together at the start of the program. We will then answer questions and discuss the book as a group. We will then have a craft and/or activity to do that goes along with the theme of the story we read together. We will have time for a snack as well. 


Registration is required.

Limit: 15 children 

Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd grade.

Please register each child's name only.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Mokena Library at 708-479-9663, or email our Children's Librarians, Ms. Emily and Ms. Helen, at

This month's book:

Ducks Run Amok! by J. E. Morris  

Ducks take over one turtle's pond in this hilarious rhyming tale!

When a flock of ducks arrives at an unsuspecting turtle's pond, the turtle is mistaken for a green duck and can't seem to convince anyone otherwise. Can the turtle find a way to take back the pond and get some peace and quiet once more?

The charming illustrations, simple text, and comic-like panels by J. E. Morris, author-illustrator of the Maud the Koala and Flubby books, make this a unique format with a narrative style perfect for storytime and progressing readers. Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.


Attendance Policy for Children's Programs

We highly recommend registering with an email address. This is the only way you will get a confirmation email, be able to cancel and receive any updates, including cancellation of the program. Please arrive on time for the program. If you are unable to attend the program, please cancel at least 2 hours before the program begins, by emailing or calling the Mokena Library at 708-479-9663 and canceling with a librarian. You can also cancel through your confirmation email. After 3 times of being marked absent without cancellation notice, we will be moving future registrations to the waitlist for two weeks. This is to accommodate as many patrons as possible due to limited space and popularity of our programs.