Sno-Isle Libraries will move its Reading with Rover and Talk Time programs online this month, and add a new Craft & Chat program.
All three programs will be accessible through scheduled Zoom meetings. To access Sno-Isle Libraries online Zoom meetings, download the free Zoom application on your computer or mobile device, then register for each event using the library online calendar.
Reading with Rover online will officially start at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, with three time slots available during the hour. There will be Reading with Rover sessions every Thursday. One registration is required per student.
Reading with Rover is for school-age children with an adult. Children build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a live video chat. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program that works with schools and libraries.
Talk Time Online for English Language Learners starts with weekly sessions at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. It’s a fun way for adults to improve their English speaking skills in a friendly, safe and supportive environment. Talk Time is facilitated by trained volunteers and supported by Sno-Isle Libraries staff.
Register for Talk Time Online using Sno-Isle Libraries online calendar. Each Talk Time Zoom meeting is limited to 20 people.
If demand warrants it, Sno-Isle Libraries will look into adding additional Talk Time sessions each week.
Craft & Chat is a new one-hour, online program that starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23. The first Craft & Chat will be Cosplay Creations.
Craft & Chat sessions will allow adults and teens to show what they’re creating, share tips, and find inspiration from other crafters in the Sno-Isle Libraries community. Future chats will focus on specific methods such as knitting and some will focus on specific crafts such as rock painting. There will be “open crafts” as well.
Each Craft & Chat will be limited to 10-15 participants. Register using Sno-Isle Libraries online calendar.
For all Sno-Isle Libraries online programs and events using Zoom, registered customers will receive an email invitation for the Zoom event. If an email invitation hasn’t been received one hour before the event start time, registrants should check their spam folder.