As part of our new Digital Literacy Initiate, the library will be hosting a Minecraft Club for local youth. Funding for this project comes from anonymous donations that will support a myriad of technology projects for all ages. Stay tuned as we roll out more projects this year. The program is held Saturdays, July 2 through August 6 from 10:00-11:30.
Minecraft is an online game where you dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of 3D blocks within a large world of varying terrains and habitats. In this 6 week program, participants will engage in different challenges set by the instructor. The challenges are fun and designed to utilize the STEAM principles of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The program will be hosted on the library’s private server so you don’t have to worry about your children interacting with people outside of our program.
Every Saturday this summer, you can come to the library to read to service dogs from 11:00-noon. It’s a great way to encourage reluctant readers or those with low confidence in their reading.
The dogs who participate in Tales for Tails have been tested by Therapy Dogs International (TDI). TDI was formed in 1976 so that dogs could be tested, certified, insured and registered as volunteer Therapy Dogs. It is the oldest registry for Therapy Dogs in the United States and strives to improve and expand the relationship between TDI, institutions and individuals in need of emotional service dogs. If you’re interested in getting your dog started in TDI there are a few things to look for in your dog. First, TDI states that a Therapy Dog is born not made. They believe that temperament is inherent and even though you can teach good manners, poor or marginal temperament will surface in times of stress. They look for dogs that are outgoing and friendly to all people. The dog should tolerate other dogs of both genders and be non-aggressive to other pets. If your pet meets these criteria then you can get more information at www.tdi-dog.org.