Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Tail Waggers Reading Club

Event Date: 
Nov 7 2013 - 6:30pm

Join us for the Tail Waggers Club on Thursday, November 7th, at 6:30 p.m.! Kids are invited to share reading with Tillie, a “Reading Loving Therapy Dog!" Kids choose a favorite short book or story and read aloud to Tillie for about 5 minutes. Kids not yet reading independently are welcome to read to the dogs and the group with the help of their adult caregiver. Both the audience and Tillie love the pictures, so even non-readers can hold up the book to show the Illustrations to everyone! To help children feel confident in their reading, they should plan to read from a favorite familiar story. Choose a book from the Library or from home.