New Library Program
Max the Reading Dog for Kids!
Wait a minute, dogs can't read! But kids love reading to Max in a relaxed comfortable environment. It's a real confidence booster for early readers to share their new skills with an appreciative and non-judgmental doggy listener.
Max, a bichon-frise, is a certified Therapy Dog owned by Joanne McDonnell (Rochester's Town Clerk). Max will be available for private reading sessions with early readers at the library on two Saturdays during October. For now we only have three slots available and are asking you to commit to attending both Saturdays. Your session will be you, your child, Max and Joanne, for 15 minutes, the library will be closed to other patrons so you will have a private, comfortable space.
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Saturdays, October 17th and 24th from 10am - 11am.
An enthusiastic crowd of 17 headed up to the Tweed River to identify fish and water creatures with our guides from the Forest Service, Dan McKinley and Mary Beth Payne. We learned how their specialized equipment works, how they count the creatures living in the streams and rivers, and how fortunate we are to have a healthy ecosystem in our backyards.
More new books for adults have been purchased and library volunteers have been working hard to get them on the shelves for your reading pleasure!
We now have the latest from Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich, Terry McMillan, Anne Tyler and Garrison Keillor.
Also fresh to the shelves: Shanghai Girls, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, Olive Kitteridge, and Fool.
Many more titles are waiting in the wings. If you have a spare few hours and would like to catalog new books for the library, we'd love to hear from you. Basic typing skills and patience are all that is needed.