“Reading for Bucks” Program at Public Library
Area kids will have the opportunity to win a $100 savings bond from Warm Hearts Therapy Animals in the new “Reading for Bucks” program at Garland Smith Public Library.
The program begins September 7 and continues until November 30. Participants up to 16 years old can read to a “Reader Dog” at the library on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm until 5pm; the student in each age group who reads the most books or news articles will win the prize.
In the event of a tie, an essay contest will be announced on November 30.
Age groups are: 7 years and under; 8 – 11 years; and 12 – 16 years old.
Each week will have a theme and readers may choose their own age-appropriate material to read to the dogs.
Weekly themes include:
Week 1: Farm Animals
Week 2: Seasons
Week 3: States
Week 4: Airplanes
Week 5: Zoo Animals
Week 6: Presidents
Week 7: Famous Sports Figures
Week 8: Countries (any country other than the United States)
Week 9: Space
Week 10: Birds
Week 11: Water
Week 12: Racing
Week 13: Art or Artists
Winners will be awarded by Christmas break.
CAPTION: Shadow, Chewbacca, Venus, Piper, and Isabella, all therapy dogs from Warm Hearts Therapy Animals, will be “Reader Dogs” at Garland Smith Public Library on Tuesdays from 3pm – 5pm this fall. Area kids and teens are encouraged to visit the library and read to the dogs.
Photo by Miranda Hance/The Marlow Review
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