Activities & Programs

Paws to Read is a program designed to improve the literacy skills of children from every reading level with the assistance of registered canine reading companions in a fun and relaxed environment.  The dogs, family pets representing many breeds, and their owners have been certified in pet therapy.
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Story Time sessions are available for children from 0 months through preschool age. All programs reflect the new early literacy initiative, Every Child Ready to Read, and offer parents many fun and useful suggestions for helping children gain the early skills that lead to reading.
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Summer Reading Club tales place in June and July and includes tracking of the amount of time spent reading or being read to. Drawings for prizes will be held each week for those meeting the reading goal, which is two hours per week for Readers and one hour per week for Read-To-Me's. All entries will be put into a drawing for a very special Bookmobile Party for one Reader and one Read-to-Me from each of the library’s locations. The winning entrants will receive a party package complete with a visit from the big blue bus for himself and 10 friends and a craft project, refreshments and a story. 

Each week, materials will be available for a different "make & take" craft, such as a wiggle worm or a ladybug headband. Also, the Summer Reading Program mascot, Wilbur the Naked Mole Rat, will be hidden in a different location within the library. Those finding him can enter a drawing to win a prize.  A prize will also be given to an entry drawn from all the correct answers in the “Guess How Many in the Jar” contest.
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Super Saturday programs are held once a month for kids in grades K-6. Registration is required and may be done in person or by phone.
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Check the library calendar or contact the Children's Department at 330.832.5037 for more information about these programs and other special events.