Decorah Reads!

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The Decorah Reads! program is seeking 22 volunteers for an October/November session.

Decorah Reads! is a partnership between Decorah Public Library and Kris Lynch's seventh grade exploratory reading class. The program matches adult volunteers with seventh grade students for three book discussion meetings. Volunteers make a commitment to attend all three meetings.

Students choose a fiction book to read and adult volunteers find their student match by selecting a book from the students' list of titles. As a pair, the volunteer and student both read the book and meet to discuss it.

Through the Decorah Reads! program students learn about discussing a book with another person and they also receive encouragement from their adult partner. Adult volunteers have the opportunity to revisit childhood favorites, experience what is currently popular in young adult fiction, and to nurture their partners' enjoyment of reading.

For the October/November session, adults may pick books up at the Decorah Public Library beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 24th. Meeting dates include Wednesday, October 31st; Wednesday, November 7th, and Wednesday, November 14th. The first two meetings will be held at Decorah Public Library from 2:15 p.m. until 2:35 p.m. The final meeting will take place from 2:15 p.m. until 2:40 p.m. at Decorah Middle School.

Please call Decorah Public Library at (563) 382-3717 for more information or to sign up as a volunteer.