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Decorah Reads

When Apr 27, 2010 10:00 AM to
May 18, 2010 10:00 AM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Decorah Reads

Coordinators of the Decorah Reads! program are seeking 20 volunteers for a May session. 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 in the chosen session.


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.


For the May session, adults may pick books up at the Decorah Public Library beginning Tuesday April 27. Meeting dates include Tuesday May 4, Tuesday May 11, and Tuesday May 18. The first two meetings will be held at Decorah Public Library from 9:00-9:25 a.m. The final meeting (complete with breakfast treats) will take place from 8:55-9:30 a.m. at Decorah Middle School.