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Puppy Dog Tales or Ruff Readers? Your Library's Read to a Dog Program

Image Reading out loud improves reading skills, and reading to a dog gives kids a chance to read to a non-judgmental listener.  For many children, it allows a rare chance to experience stress-free reading. Considering starting a "Read to a Dog" program at your library? Over at the WisPubLib discussion list, Arin C. Wilken (Mondovi PL) asked,

Dine Out for the Library

ImageTeaming up with your community's restaurants is a great way to raise money for your library, and a fine way to connect & collaborate with local businesses. Here are two examples of successful Dine Out for the Library events.  Have you done a restaurant collaboration fundraiser also?  Please leave a comment if your library has done one too! Caestecker Public Library (Green Lake):

Get Inspired: 5 Ideas From the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference

ImageDon Reynolds, retired director of the Nolichucky Regional Library in Tennessee, presented a 4-hour Association of Rural and Small Libraries pre-conference session “What Do I do Next?: A Work Plan for the Director of a Rural and/or Small Public Library.” His presentation focused on ways library staff can "find the community’s pulse, assess its health, and address the ne

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