Special Family Event Interactive Wizard of Oz

Interactive the Wizard of OzAre you a good witch or a bad witch? Come to the library for fun and educational themed programs for the whole family, especially geared towards ages 3-10. Join us for Interactive “Wizard of Oz”: Using a bag of props, you’ll be cued to perform actions during this timeless movie. The first 48 children will receive a prop bag.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Oakwood Recommends

Oakwood RecommendsFab Space

Oakwood Recommends seeks to spotlight local citizens and groups by featuring their favorite books, audiobooks, films, music, magazines, and games chosen from the Library's collection. Come check out what Oakwood Recommends!

This month we are highlighting FabSpaceFabSpace is a local high-tech maker space, featuring a 3D printer, vinyl cutter, CNC router, and laser etcher-engraver-cutter.Modeled after MIT’s Fab Lab, and similar labs in Columbus and Cincinnati. FabSpace aims to connect people in the community to industrial manufacturing equipment that can turn their ideas into reality.

Winter Reading Club

Reading is Snow Much Fun

Read for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Every book read = one contest entry.
Entry forms available at the Library.
Winners selected every Friday.

Help us Create a Blizzard in the Library
Make a paper snowflake at our snowflake stations to hang in the library.
Help us reach our goal of 1,000 snowflakes!

Join us on Friday, February 13th at 3:30 p.m. as we celebrate with a Hot Chocolate Party.

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Our Library is Going to the Dogs! With Paws to Read.

Child reads to Dog

Paws to Read

The furriest four legged friends are coming to our library to hear a story or two. Wright Memorial Public Library is pleased to present a new biweekly program beginning January 17 called Paws to Read. Young readers of all abilities and confidence levels are welcome to come read with therapy dogs in the cozy library atmosphere. Studies have shown that kids who have anxiety around reading aloud in the classroom improve when they read to a dog. Dogs provide a non-judgmental reading partner. Kids can practice and improve their skills while the performance pressure is removed. Additionally, interacting with the dogs builds excitement and eagerness about reading and for some kids allows them to associate positive, fun feelings with reading.

All the dogs at Paws to Read are certified therapy animals with the non-profit organization,
DOGTORS, the only organization in the region that provides certification in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). This certification means that the dogs have been observed and tested by professional dog trainers during 15 hours of class time over 8 weeks which includes role playing scenarios, plus a final test in which they demonstrate their skill.

While children are waiting for their turn to read with the dogs, the University of Dayton's Pi Beta Phi chapter will offer a selection of reading activities. For for schedule and times please click here.