Mar 10 2011

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I read to animals returns

I Read To Animals is a unique program that is being offered at the Longview Public Library.
During the program, elementary-age children will attend four weekly sessions that cover various topics on animals and animal care. They will also “adopt” a stuffed animal to read books to at home. After the 30 minute educational program participants will spend time reading to live animals provided by the Humane Society of Northeast Texas.
The I Read To Animals program was made possible by a grant received from the Texas State Library. The program is very effective at helping children to practice reading by alleviating the fear and embarrassment that is often associated with reading aloud in a classroom.  Animals are friendly, patient listeners and can be great confidence builders.
We finished our first session of the I Read To Animals program in January and a great time was had by all. Our next session will kick off on March 22 from 3:30 pm -5:00 pm in the Moeschle Room at the library. You must register in advance and space is limited. For more information or to register, stop by the library or call Miss Monica at 903-237-1027.

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