Now, we've been known to host dogs for our Read to a Dog program. But cats?
Well, Bob the cat has been specially trained—just like the dogs in the Read to a Dog program—to be a calm, non-judgmental listener. The Read to a Dog and Read to a Cat programs are based off the idea that in order to gain confidence while reading, young people should be allowed to make reading mistakes. This occurs in an environment where the young person will be guided in their storytelling.
Here are some photos of Bob the cat getting prepped for his Read to a Cat session:
Special thanks to Bob and his handler who offered reading help, and a non-judgmental ear.
Have you checked out our record breaking readers?!
Summer readers are off to a great start Readin' to the Rhythm! It's not to late to sign up for Summer Reading, earn some awesome prizes, and add your records to the wall. We can't wait to see how full the wall is in August!
We've had some great Youth Service programs, lately. The first program we had this past week was an artist's workshop. Students of the workshop were able to work with different mediums of materials to create their own original art piece.
Here's some students hard at work:
Windows are good for tracing, if you didn't know:
And here *drum roll* are the final results!
Special thanks toTerri Murphy for such a great program. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!