Welcome to the Kids Advisory Board
The Kids Advisory Board, which is open to kids ages 8-12, meets every other month to give advice — from a kid’s perspective — on Peoria Public Library’s programs, databases, materials and more. You can make a difference.
Some past Kids Advisory Board projects: The Lakeview Ledger, a kids-run newspaper; an all-kids Poetry Club and a back-to-school event called “Back To School Bananas.”
Meetings are currently held via Zoom so email email@example.com for more information and the Zoom link. We hope to meet in person again soon!
New members of our Kids Advisory Board are always welcome.
Welcome to the Lakeview Ledger
By Katy Bauml & Adam Scachette, Chief Editors
The Lakeview Ledger is an entirely kid-created newspaper facilitated by Peoria Public Library and paid for by the Friends of Peoria Public Library. The youth in the community wanted a newspaper where they had creative license to put the things they wanted into their own newspaper. Creating content, coming up with a name for the newspaper, editing, and working together on the layout were all done by the kids involved in the Newspaper Club at Lakeview Branch.
The Lakeview Ledger is the summation of all their hard work. The program continues to serve as an excellent opportunity to teach our junior journalists about information literacy and ethical journalism.
We are currently seeking submissions for our next edition. Submit your short stories, poems, articles, comics, artwork, book reviews, and more to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This club is open to kids ages 8 to 17. If you would like more information about the club, you can email us at email@example.com.
Copies of the Lakeview Ledger are available at any of our five locations. While supplies last.
If you would like more information, call (309) 497-2200 and ask for Katy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s an example of a recent article in the latest issue of the Lakeview Ledger. We encourage kids to come up with their own story ideas and that often includes reviews of library programs.
LEGO Builders Club
by Bryce Budzynski (age 7)
Lakeview Ledger, Issue 2
In case you didn’t know, the Peoria Public Library has a LEGO builders club. I joined and had a lot of fun. The first challenge was to build an animal, and I built a tiger. Someone built a cat on wheels.
The next time I joined there were two brothers. The challenge was to build something outdoors. I built a building. The next month, there was a car challenge. I just put pieces on the car until I liked it.
This club meets the second Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. It lasts about an hour. There is a theme each week and then you get to show and tell.