Volunteer for "Decorah Reads!"
Jan 06, 2009 10:00 AM
Jan 23, 2009 09:30 AM
|Where||at the Library & Decorah Middle School|
|Contact Name||Marilyn Rue|
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The Decorah Reads! program requests volunteers for the third session of the school year. Decorah Reads! is a partnership between Decorah Public Library and Kris Lynch’s 7th grade exploratory reading class. The program matches adult volunteers with 7th grade students for three book discussion meetings. Volunteers make a commitment to attend all three meetings.
Students choose a fiction book to read and adult volunteers find their student match by selecting a book from the students’ list of titles. As a pair, the volunteer and student both read the book and meet three times to discuss it.
Through the Decorah Reads! program students learn about discussing a book with another person and they also receive encouragement from their adult partner. Adult volunteers have the opportunity to revisit childhood favorites and to nourish their partners’ enjoyment of reading.
Adults may pick books up at the Decorah Public Library beginning Tues. Jan. 6. Meeting dates include Tues. Jan. 13, Tues. Jan. 20, and Tues. Jan. 27. The first two meetings will be held at Decorah Public Library from 9:00-9:25 a.m. The final meeting will take place from 8:55-9:30 a.m. at Decorah Middle School and will include a breakfast of homemade rolls, juice and coffee.
Please contact Marilyn Rue at Decorah Public Library for more information or to sign up as a volunteer, 563-382-3717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.