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      All resources are now on MyD41. Please go to https://www.d41.org/techathome if you are unable to access resources on MyD41. 

    Today is Thursday, June 13, 2024

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    @ The Library Media Center   
    Our goal is to foster a love for reading & prepare students for lifelong learning
    by teaching technology literacy, digital citizenship & library skills.
     We love the Franklin library and are excited to offer various learning opportunities to our students! Contact us if you have any questions, comments or ideas for the library.   
                                            Katie Johnson                                                 Stephanie Harman
                                            Digital Literacy Specialist                          Library Aide
                                            Kjohnson@d41.org                                       Sharman@d41.org 
                                            630-534-7538                                                  630-534-7652    
                                                                                        Technology will enhance our teaching and learning
                                                                             as we ignite passions; inspire excellence; and imagine the possibilities.     
    Attention Franklin Readers!
    See below for the Illinois Monarch and Bluestem winners! 
    Monarch 2023 Winner
    Are You a Cheeseburger?
    by Monica Arnaldo
    Bluestem 2023 Winner
    by Varian Johnson
    Monarch 2022
    Monarch 2022 winner
    Potato Pants 
    by Laurie Keller
     2022 winner
    Bluestem 2022 winner
    Does it Fart? A Kid's Guide to the Gas Animals Pass
    by Dani Rabaiotti and Nick Caruso
    Monarch 2021 winner
    Can I Be Your Dog
     by Troy Cummings 
    Click here to view results slideshow
    Bluestem 2021winner
    Wedgie & Gizmo 
    by Suzanne Selfors
    Baby Monkey
    Monarch 2020 winner
    Baby Monkey Private Eye by Brian Selznick & David Serlin
    Real Friends
    Bluestem 2020 winner
    Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham 
    Monarch 2019 winner
    Creepy Pair of Underwear by 
    Klassen and Mac Barnett
    Bluestem 2019 winner 
    Wish by Barbara O'Connor


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    Monarch 2018 winner
    Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by 
    Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett Click here for results
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    Bluestem 2018 winner 
    Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
    Monarch 2017 winner
     Gaston by Kelly Dipucchio  
    Bluestem 2017 winner
    El Deafo by Cece Bell
    Thank you for helping us create our reading igloo in 2020!
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