In July and August, Johnny Claude will be on vacation.
When we all go back to school in the fall, look for more visits to meet our favorite canine buddy, Johnny Claude.
If your child is a reluctant reader who hates to read aloud or a future acting star who loves to dramatize a book or a creative writer who makes up stories, Johnny Claude is the right audience for them. He’s a beautiful big black standard poodle who is also a certified therapy dog and he loves to listen to kids read or tell stories or act out a book. He and his person, Gretchen, will be at the library to listen to kids do their thing. He’s a wonderful audience because he’s totally non-judgmental and won’t correct pronunciation or anything else.
Please sign up your child at the front desk or call the library at 329-6411 to set up a fifteen minute session with Johnny Claude the Listener Dog.
Kids who love to skateboard or do BMX riding can earn a free trip to the Rye Airfield simply by reading five books. Pick up a Read to Ride bookmark for each book you read, tell a librarian about the book after you've read it and have the bookmark stamped.
When you have accumulated five stamped bookmarks, take them to the Rye Airfield for a fun filled free day of riding or boarding.