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Read to a DogSpecial Events

Read Tom Sawyer to a Dog - children, teens, families

Trained Sonoma County Humane Society volunteers with their trained Pet Assisted Therapy dogs will read with children, teens and families at the Central Library. This two-hour family reading event will incorporate easy reader editions of Tom Sawyer for use by young and reluctant readers. Five dog teams will be spaced apart in the Forum Room to provide an intimate reading environment for each participating reader. Tom Sawyer-themed craft activities also will be included.

Paws to Read Tom Sawyer to a dog - children

The Windsor Regional Library will have easy reader editions of Tom Sawyer available for children to read to our reading assistance dogs from Paws for Healing, under the Paws for Reading program.

Readers' Theatre - all ages

Clover Springs Players perform scenes from Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer in the Pat Hare Community Room. This free event is open to the public.Pirates Ahoy!

Act Like a Pirate - school-aged children

Tom Sawyer and his friends pretended to be pirates, and you can, too! Learn to talk like a pirate, dress like a pirate, and find buried treasure like a lucky pirate. For school-aged children.

Book Discussions

Read the book, then come to a book discussion at your choice of library. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at each branch.

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Foundation logoOur thanks to the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation for their sponsorship of the annual Sonoma County Reads / Big Read program.



This event is part of The Big Read,
an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts
in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.