The Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley
BANKS – A Banks Public Library approach to garnering new readers continues with many interesting programs on the December calendar, many that occur monthly.
Read to the Dog! Returns on the first and third Tuesday of each month (December 3 and 17) from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
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This unique event allows new readers to read a piece of his or her choosing to a locally-owned dog, Marlena, that is therapeutically certified, which a 2010 University of California-Davis study found helps new readers to feel not judged.
The Banks library’s Read to the Dog! program follows a national program from the Public Library Association called Kids Reading to Dogs in Libraries.
STEM at the Library, a program for elementary school-aged students will be held Wednesday, December 4 at 3:15 p.m. where participants will be able to explore building simple robots.
On Friday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. the 2019 Reading Challenge book group, which meets at the library the second Friday of each month, presenting a different reading challenge for participants.
This month, readers will read a winter-themed book.
“It’s like a traditional book club where we read books and discuss them as a group, but the part that’s different is that we are not all reading from the same book while each book we read does have the…