At Rock and Read, kids can read with community members from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) while working their way toward meeting their summer reading goals.
Everyone walks away with a smile on their faces after Rock and Read: Children are entertained with stories; RSVP volunteers delight in sharing their love of reading; and parents are pleased knowing their child is developing his or her reading skills and strengthening their appreciation for books.
Vickie Pasicznyuk, Children’s Services Coordinator, says, “Rock and Read is such a popular program in area schools that we wanted to extend that into the summer at the Library. It’s a great community-builder and helps kids love reading.”
Held on Fridays this summer in the Children’s Room, kids can drop in between 1 to 3:00 p.m. to get started. The next Rock and Read will be this Friday, July 11.
Rock and Read is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Iowa City Public Library at (319) 356-5200.