Book Clubs for Kids

Book Bunch

Ages 8—11

Wednesdays @ 2:00 p.m.

June 29: Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom by Rachel Vail

July 20: Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

August 17: Thomas and the Dragon Queen by Shutta Crum

Snacks ●  Lively discussion

Read the book first ● Registration required

Books available @ the Youth Desk

 


Girlfriends Read

Ages 9 & up

Featuring books with memorable girl characters

Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Fun, snacks & fabulous books! Read the book before we meet!

June 23: Savvy by Ingrid Law

July 21: A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

August 18: Star in the Forest by Laura Resau

Come solo or with a friend or family member.

To register, call 886-6335 or email us: youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org. Stop at the Youth Desk for your book.

 


Pooches & Pages

Want to boost your child's reading enjoyment, confidence and motivation? Reading to therapy dogs is a great way to accomplish all that and more. Pooches & Pages is a monthly reading program at the Neenah Public Library for kids in first through fifth grades.  Held the second Saturday of the month with a morning session starting at 10:00 am, each child is registered for a 15-minute appointment reading to a dog.

Reading to a therapy dog is fun and promotes reading in several ways: It increases a child's self-esteem relative to reading; it helps a children maintain focus for a longer period of time; it helps a child become more confident reading aloud; and it increases the motivation to read. The children read aloud to registered therapy dogs who listen patiently and without judgment for 15 minutes. The dogs are gentle, calm and polite and enjoy working with children. Each is carefully selected to ensure a safe and fun experience, and the owner/handlers are Neenah Public Library volunteers who love helping children become enthusiastic readers. 

For more information about Pooches & Pages or to register your child for an appointment, contact youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org or call the Neenah Public Library Youth Services Department at 886-6335.