Nov 02, 2010 10:00 AM
Nov 23, 2010 09:30 AM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Coordinators of the Decorah Reads! program are seeking 16 volunteers for a November 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 November session, adults may pick books up at the Decorah Public Library beginning Tuesday November 2. Meeting dates include Tuesday November 9, Tuesday November 16, and Tuesday November 23. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.