Think Inside the Box: Organizing Your Home

Lori FirsdonThink Inside the BoxJumpstart January for an Organized Year, Organized Home
Your home is the hub of your life! Learn how to organize it for maximum efficiency and minimum stress. Professional Organizer, Lori Firsdon, will present a seminar entitled, “Think Inside the Box, Organizing Your Home”, at the Library on Saturday, January 24 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Learn how to organize your home for efficiency, keep your kitchen functional, perfect time saving routines, and more.

Firsdon is the owner of Forte Organizers, and is a regular Dayton Daily News columnist. She has been featured on national television shows focused on organizing, including A&E Television’s popular show, Hoarders. Besides being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of five children, which gives her valuable insight on what organizational challenges most people face in trying to balance home and work life.

Events & Programs--Ages: 

Winter Reading Club

Reading is Snow Much Fun

Read for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Every book read = one contest entry.
Entry forms available at the Library.
Winners selected every Friday.

Help us Create a Blizzard in the Library
Make a paper snowflake at our snowflake stations to hang in the library.
Help us reach our goal of 1,000 snowflakes!

Join us on Friday, February 13th at 3:30 p.m. as we celebrate with a Hot Chocolate Party.

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Our Library is Going to the Dogs! With Paws to Read.

Child reads to Dog

Paws to Read

The furriest four legged friends are coming to our library to hear a story or two. Wright Memorial Public Library is pleased to present a new biweekly program beginning January 17 called Paws to Read. Young readers of all abilities and confidence levels are welcome to come read with therapy dogs in the cozy library atmosphere. Studies have shown that kids who have anxiety around reading aloud in the classroom improve when they read to a dog. Dogs provide a non-judgmental reading partner. Kids can practice and improve their skills while the performance pressure is removed. Additionally, interacting with the dogs builds excitement and eagerness about reading and for some kids allows them to associate positive, fun feelings with reading.

All the dogs at Paws to Read are certified therapy animals with the non-profit organization,
DOGTORS, the only organization in the region that provides certification in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). This certification means that the dogs have been observed and tested by professional dog trainers during 15 hours of class time over 8 weeks which includes role playing scenarios, plus a final test in which they demonstrate their skill.

While children are waiting for their turn to read with the dogs, the University of Dayton's Pi Beta Phi chapter will offer a selection of reading activities. For for schedule and times please click here.