November 5-11, 2018
Monday, November 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. Story Hour at the Arvon Phillips Community Center. Join Miss Willie as she reads Let It Fall. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.
Monday, November 5, 2018, at 5 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Workshop. Bring your own purple yarn and hooks/needles.
Monday, November 5, 2018, at 6:30 pm. Adult Book Discussion. Join us to discuss the book, Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, presented by Thomas Prasch.
Monday, November 5, 2018, at 6:30 pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. Crochet and Knitting Workshop. Bring your own purple yarn and hooks/needles.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie to read Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 2pm. Color Your Stress Away. Join us to color. All Supplies are furnished. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 4 pm. Bedtime Crazy 8s Club. Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Join Miss Willie to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… it’s a totally new kind of math club. Space is limited so sign up at the Parsons Public Library.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 2pm. Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us to watch the movie, Life of Pi.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 6 p.m. Next Chapter Book Club Informational Meeting. Learn about Next Chapter Book Club, a club for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Call 421-5920 for more information.
Library launches book club for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
October 29, 2018, PARSONS, KS – Parsons Public Library recently joined the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) Affiliate Network and will host an informational meeting on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the library.
Founded by Dr. Thomas Fish, a professor at The Ohio State University in 2002, Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club program for individuals with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other types of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Next Chapter Book Club, which was awarded the “Innovations in Reading Prize” by the National Book Foundation in 2016, has clubs throughout North America and in other parts of the world. Clubs meet in public places and are comprised of four to eight members and two volunteer facilitators who are trained to engage readers of all levels – including those who cannot read or are “emerging readers.”
“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities love books for the same reasons most people do. They enjoy being transported to different worlds where they meet interesting characters and learn about exciting new things. Taking that journey with a group of friends makes it even more delightful and fun,” said the Central Office of the Ohio-based Next Chapter Book Club.
Although reading skills of Next Chapter Book Club members often improve as a result of reading more often, the program is more about “reading to learn,” rather than “learning to read.” The primary focus is on having fun with friends in a public place on a regular basis.
“This is just the beginning”, states library director Samantha Graven. “If anyone is interested in joining the club or becoming a volunteer facilitator, contact the Parsons Public Library at (620)421-5920.”