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Jefferson Public library begins programs

A variety of events are planned at the Jefferson Public Library, 321 S. Main St., Jefferson.

READ (reading education assistance dogs) meets the first Saturday of each month. Nov. 3 is the next program. Though the program is designed for young people who might struggle with reading, READ is for any child (reader of nonreader) who would like to share in the fun.

READ promotes a safe and noncompetitive environment in which to experience reading practice. An accepting and loving listening-dog might be just what beginning, struggling or even expert young readers need. Often the experience with these dogs reaches beyond reading with eyes and minds, into the heart where encouragement and love reside.

Making a 15-minute appointment is encouraged to ensure that your child will be able to spend individual time with a dog.

Early childhood reading readiness begins Nov. 7, and meets Wednesday mornings through Dec. 21 with "Mother Goose" as leader. Toddler Time (ages 1-2) begins at 10 a.m., lasts about 20 minutes and is followed by a simple craft or take-home project. Story Time (ages 3-5) begins at 10:30 a.m., lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by a simple craft or take-home project. Both programs include books, music, finger plays, puppets and general silliness. Signup is appreciated.

A new Lego league program starts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, meeting once monthly. There is a limit of 20 people. It is advised to call and sign up for this program as it may fill up quickly.

Young adult book club meets the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The next book club meets Nov.13. The current read is a science fiction book, "I Am Number Four." Usually the group chooses the books members want to read. The club is made up of teens; new members are always welcome.

To find out more information about these programs, call (920) 674-7733 Ext. 203 or stop at the youth services desk on the lower level of the library.

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