Speaking Volumes: Meet Gracie, foster a love of reading
by Nick Shimmin, WB Public Library · Op-Ed · January 12, 2013

Beginning at the start of the New Year, the West Branch Public Library is working to provide more possibilities to learn and have fun at the library.
One of the first and one that we are pleased to offer is a R.E.A.D. program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs). Developing and tentative readers often have an easier time reading to animals than to other people.

Beginning Jan. 17th at 6:30 pm, children will have an opportunity to read to Gracie, a registered therapy dog, every Thursday night. It’s the perfect chance for kids to improve their reading and to foster a love of books.

Now, a few recent additions to our collection:

New Books (Adults): “Black Box” by Michael Connelly; “The Postcard” by Beverly Lewis; “Power Play” by Patrick Robinson; “Thomas Jefferson” by John Meacham; “Threat Vector” by Tom Clancy

New Books (Teens and Kids): “Bedtime is Cancelled” by Cece Meng; “Guess Who, Elmo!” by Wendy Wax; “Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off” by Pat Vojta; “Substitute Groundhog” by Pat Miller

New Movies on DVD: The Bourne Legacy; NCIS – Seasons 3&4; Pitch Perfect; Premium Rush; Total Recall; Trouble with the Curve

Full lists of new materials are provided online at in the Books & Reading tab under New Materials.

Upcoming Events: Library closed January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Preschool Storytimes every Friday at 10 a.m., Pajama Storytimes every Tuesday at 7 p.m. After school programs every Wednesday at 2 pm.

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