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
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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Neenah Public Library Youth Services Department at 886-6335.