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Volunteer for Decorah Reads

When Aug 25, 2010 11:00 AM to
Oct 05, 2010 09:30 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 19 volunteers for a September/October 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 September/October session, adults may pick books up at the Decorah Public Library beginning Tuesday September 14. Meeting dates include Tuesday September 21, Tuesday September 28, and Tuesday October 5. The first two meetings will be held at Decorah Public Library from 8:55-9:20 a.m. The final meeting (complete with breakfast treats) will take place from 8:55-9:30 a.m. at Decorah Middle School.


Please call Decorah Public Library for more information or to sign up as a volunteer, 563-382-3717 or