Children's Services

Read to the dogs

Paws to Listen: Read to a Dog! – Sun, May 4, 2:00-3:00 pm

Next meeting on May 4th, 2014 at 2:00pm

K-5th Grade This program is scheduled for the first Sunday of every month.

Reading to a dog…what a great way to improve children’s reading skills!  Not just any dogs either, but registered therapy dogs from the Human Animal Bond group in Leavenworth.  Animals are the ideal reading companions because they listen and do not judge or laugh or criticize.  To participate, children should be able to read.  The Human Animal Bond volunteers stay with their dogs and help the children warm up to the animals before they start reading.    When children arrive, they sign up for a 10-15 minute time slot at the Children’s Desk.

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Drop-In Family Activity: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

This event is on May 3rd, 2014 at 2:00pm

Families can drop-in anytime between 2:00 and 3:30pm.  They will get to make (and eat!) a tortilla, create tissue paper decorations, make a maraca and learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo – while listening to great music.

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Storypals: Story time for kids ages 2 and 3 years

Next meeting on April 30th, 2014 at 10:00am

Storytime for 2-3 year-old is so much fun!  We read great books, learn finger plays, sing songs and dance. We also will work on these early literacy skills: vocabulary development, shape recognition, rhyming and word play. Come join us!