NORTH WEBSTER — After enjoying spring break, certified therapy dogs Gracie and Irish will be back for Paws-to-Read at North Webster Community Public Library starting April 12.
Children can practice their oral reading skills by reading to these gentle canine companions.
Gracie and her handler Liz Salerno will visit from 4:15-5:15 p.m. each Monday. Irish from Special O.P.S. K-9 Academy will be available at the same time on Tuesdays. Private 15-minute reading sessions with either dog are by appointment only and can be scheduled at the youth services desk or by calling (574) 834-7122 ext. 202.
Since April 4-10 is National Library Week, the adult services department’s April reading contest is about exploring the library. Patrons are encouraged to check out books, audiobooks or DVDs from throughout the library and then fill out a drawing slip with the title, their name and phone number to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a prize. The drawing will be held at the end of the month. The more you check out, the more chances you have to win.
Registrations are being accepted for a four-class Beginning Genealogy Course that will be held at 4 p.m. on the following Mondays: May 3, 10, 17 and 24. In this course, students will learn how to get started researching their family tree. They will learn how to find information online and in libraries, research tips and techniques, how to interpret and organize their research and much more. The course is free, but preregistration is required with limited class enrollment. To sign up, contact the circulation desk at (574) 834-7122.
The library is also now open until 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; until 6 p.m. on Fridays; and until 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Opening time is 10 a.m. on each of those days.