submitted by NGPL

Here are some updates on upcoming events and programs at the North Grenville Public Library.

Coming soon…Decodable books!

October is a month of many things; not only is it Canadian Library Month but it’s also Dyslexia Awareness Month and very soon, decodable books are coming to our collection!

Decodable books are books that contain only phonetic code that a child has most likely already learned. Decodable books focus on spelling patterns that the reader can decode, given their existing knowledge of letter and sound relationships.

Decodable books are important for students with dyslexia (or any struggling reader) as these books are able to provide reading practice using the knowledge of letter-sounds that they should already know. Reading decodable text helps students build fluency and gain confidence as they become proficient with word-level reading.

Join #MarkItRead this October to support the estimated 10-20% of Canadians who live with dyslexia.By joining Dyslexia Canada’s annual campaign, you will help to raise awareness of dyslexia whilst helping to fight myths and misconceptions of this learning disability.

Find out more about Mark it Read and how to get involved by visiting: www.markitread.org

Adopt a Book

Help support the Library with our Fall collection!

From now until October 21st, we are running Adopt a Book! Take a look at the display located by the front desk. If a book catches your fancy and you would like to “adopt” it for the library, bring it to the front desk to pay. We accept cash, cheque or debit/credit.

You’ll get to jump the line and be the first person to borrow the book when it arrives! As well, a personalized “Donated by” name plate will be placed in the book.

We have something for everyone including James Patterson, J.D. Robb, Emily Gravette, Jeff Kinney, Robert Munsch and many more!

New program alert: Homeschool Hangout!!

Join us for stories, activities and a chance to collaborate with NGPL to find resources and materials that will benefit your home learning! Questions? Contact [email protected].

To start, this program will run the second Friday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

First meeting takes place October 13th.

Registration is required.

Other programs this October

– Young Adult Book Club: 3rd Monday of the month, 4 pm

– Knit ‘n Natter: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm (12:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month)

– NGPL Book Club: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2 pm

– Youngsters of Yore: Thursdays at 2 pm

– NG Poetry Guild: 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm

– NG Art Challenge: Saturdays at 10:30 am

For more information on any of our program offerings, check out our website!

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