NORTH WEBSTER — Kids and dogs just seem to go together. That’s why North Webster Community Public Library uses its canine friends to encourage kids to read. Registered therapy dogs Echo and Suzie will be at the library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6, for Paws-To-Read.
Children can sign up in advance for a 15-minute, one-on-one reading session with either Echo or Suzie. Reading to therapy dogs provides kids with an opportunity to practice oral reading skills in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment.
The dogs don’t care if a child stumbles over a word or two.They just like the attention. Appointments for children can be made by contacting the Youth Services Desk.
Children who have not yet learned to read can be signed up for Pre-Reader Paws classes held 3 p.m. every Tuesday. The children have fun learning sight words with Echo, along with engaging in activities, games, crafts and puzzles. Pre-registration is required.
Family Bingo is 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and play. With lots of prizes to give away, everyone wins. Children who are registered for the summer reading program and bring their reading passports can earn extra credit toward reading prizes.
For patrons with sewing projects to complete or mending that needs done, the library’s new Singer® programmable sewing machine is available for free use. A private sewing room is located in the northwest corner of the library and is available throughout the day on Wednesday through Saturday each week. The sewing room is particularly handy for summer residents or vacationers who left their sewing machines at home or someone who wants to learn. A library card is not necessary to use the machine. The machine can be used by signing in at the circulation desk. Sewing supplies are not provided.
In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed Wednesday, July 4.