It’s summer storytime again! Registration for the summer session of storytime begins Wednesday, June 3. Those registering must have a valid Wheaton Public Library card. There are a couple of different ways to sign up for a spot. You can stop by the Children’s Department and register at the desk (just be sure to have your library card with you). Another option is to call and register over the phone. The Children’s Department Programming phone number is (630) 868-7545. If you are registering for a friend or neighbor, be sure to have their library card and know the child’s birthday, address, and phone number. Schedules for Summer Storytime 2009 are available at the Children’s Department desk and through our website, on the kid’s calendar. The session runs for six weeks, June 15- July 24, and there will be no storytime on Friday, July 3. During the summer, classes begin at six months of age and run through eight years old.
In addition to the storytime session, June 3 marks the start of another great program: Reading with Rover! The Reading with Rover program allows children, grades 2-5, to have a one-on-one reading experience with a trained therapy dog and its handler. These 15 minute sessions meet on Saturdays for six weeks, June 13- July 25, with no class on Saturday, July 4. Registration is available in person at the Children’s Department desk or over the phone at (630) 868-7545. Schedules for the program are available at the Children’s Department desk and through our website, on the kid’s calendar. For more information about the organization that trains the therapy dogs, visit Rainbow Animal-Assisted Therapy at www.rainbowaat.org.