The Castle Dale Library has an ongoing weekly program called Peer Reading where an advanced reader and lower-level reader pair up and read a book together. The advanced reader may be a parent, older sibling, grandparent or friend.
At the first meeting, which was held in January, the group discussed how many AR (Accelerated Reader) points they wanted to achieve as a group and what the reward would be once they got there. Together, they choose a goal of 50 points to reach and when they did, they wanted to duct tape Sherri Jensen, the Castle Dale assistant librarian, to a rocking chair.
The group met their goal on Thursday, Feb. 28. So, on Thursday, the duct taping began. After three rolls of duct tape were used up, Jensen looked like a silver mummy.
“This program has really helped my son,” one parent said to staff. “We usually have a struggle to get his AR points by the end of the quarter, but because he has been participating in this, at midterm he has his all the points he needs.”
The peer reading group meets Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. If you would like to participate as an advanced reader, please come in; it is a fun experience. If you know someone who would benefit by having someone read with them, send them in. The more, the merrier!
The group had so much fun that they decided that the next person duct taped would be one of them!