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Paws to Read at Algonquin Area Library

Paws to Read at Algonquin Area Library

The Algonquin Area Public Library (AAPLD) has taken aim at stopping Reading Backslide. Reading Backslide can occur during summer break, and is often discovered when students return to school at a lower reading level than they had previously achieved. The solution is simple: sustained, regular reading regardless of the season.

AAPLD’s “Paws to Read” summer campaign provides an engaging opportunity for participants of all ages to gain knowledge, gather insights and read for pleasure.

Incentive prizes can also spur continuous summer reading. Generous businesses and organizations – from restaurants and professional sports franchises to entertainment and recreational facilities – have donated passes and discount coupons for those who sign-up and reach reading milestones throughout the summer. Sign-up begins June 1, and the program runs until July 31, 2014.

More than simply reading, the Library will host a variety of programming. A Summer Event Tent behind the Harnish Main Library will welcome larger gatherings (sometimes even those with four paws). A selection of summer highlights include:

·         Noodles the Wonder Dog, Saturday, June 7 (Event Tent)

·         Choosing the Right Dog for Your Family, Monday, June 16 (Harnish Main)

·         Animal Quest Interactive Show, Thursday, June 19 (Eastgate)

·         The Animal House Shelter Adoption Event, Saturday, June 28 (Event Tent)

·         Dave Rudolf Music Program, Thursday, July 10 (Event Tent)

·         Juggler and Comedian Ken Schultz, Friday, July 11 (Event Tent)

·         K-9 Dog Demonstration, Monday, July 14 (Eastgate)

·         Professional Pet Portraits with Rich Chapman, Thursday, July 31 (Event Tent)

AAPLD’s summer programming includes nearly 200 events. For more information about these and a multitude of other choices, please visit the About Us page of aapld.org, and click on Newsletter, or call 847.458.6060.

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