It's SPORTS DAY at 1st Saturday Family Storytime, with stories, games and special guests. Show your team spirit—wear your favorite team’s colors and apparel. Meet the Musketeers! The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. (and repeats at 11:30 a.m.) on Saturday, November 2, at The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library.
Check out the Read-to-Me Story Dogs in costume at the Morningside Branch Library on Saturday, October 26 from 2-3 p.m. Kids of all ages may read aloud to gentle canine listeners; no appointment necessary.
Visit any Library location Saturday, October 12, and check out the fall book displays. Recommend a book for the Reading Tree while kids design a make-and-take bookmark. The read-to-me Story Dogs will be at The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library from 2 to 3 pm. Children of all ages may read aloud to gentle canine listeners — no appointment necessary. For upcoming programs call 255-2933 x 231 or "like" the Sioux City Public Library on Facebook.
Join us Saturday, October 5, for 1st Saturday Storytime, featuring songs and stories about not so scary monsters of all shapes and sizes. Do the Monster Mash and bring your camera for a monster photo op! Stories and activities begin at 10:30 a.m. and repeat at 11:30 a.m. at The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library. (Free parking on weekends)
The popular read-to-me story dogs are coming back to The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library for a series of weekly visits. Beginning September 28, children of all ages may select their favorite books and read aloud to gentle canine listeners from 2 to 3 pm each Saturday, no appointment necessary.
"Reading aloud to a non-judgmental listener helps readers gain confidence," says Youth Services Manager Jeanette Bobeen. "Dogs love to listen, they don’t interrupt with corrections, and they help readers relax and enjoy themselves."
Call the Library at 255-2933 x 231 to learn more about this reading opportunity. The story dogs are part of the K-9 S.T.A.R.S. animal assisted therapy group. As certified animal therapy dogs, they have passed a temperament test and completed special training.