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Decorah Reads! registration open

When Apr 04, 2011 02:00 PM to
Apr 18, 2011 08:00 PM
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 18 volunteers for an April/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, experience what is currently popular in young adult fiction, and to nourish their partners’ enjoyment of reading.

 

For the April/May session, adults may pick books up at the Decorah Public Library beginning Tuesday April 19. Meeting dates include Tuesday April 26, Tuesday May 3, and Tuesday May 10. 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.