Book Clubs for Kids

Page Turners

An after-school book group for advanced readers ages 8—11

Every other Thursday @ 3:45 p.m.

Snacks ●  Lively discussion

September 10: The Egypt Game by Zilpha Synder

September 24: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

October 8: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

October 22: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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!

September 17: Ava and Pip by Carol Weston

October 15: Emily’s Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

 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.

Fall 2015 dates: September 12, October 10, November 14

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.