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.
The Friends of the Library welcome donations of nearly new, gently used books and recordings throughout the year. Bring any quantity of donated books to The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library. Or drop off a bag of books when you visit the Morningside or Perry Creek Branch Library, the Hamilton Hy-Vee, or the Fareway on Sergeant Rd.
Proceeds from their annual used book sale enhance Library collections and services. Last year the Friends designated $12,000 for the children’s summer reading program and the purchase of large print books, and $7,000 for display units, cookbooks, DVDs and additional copies of popular titles. Support the Library and the Friends! Recycle your used books now and shop the sale next spring.
The Sioux City Public Library welcomes Jay & Leslie of Laughing Matters on Friday, July 19th at The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library, 529 Pierce Street. The 11 a.m. program, “Toss, Catch & Dig,” combines juggling, mime, magic and more, and is suitable for children 3 to 11 years old. Jay & Leslie are sponsored by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library. Free tickets are available at all Library locations.