Children invited to adopt a book buddy at the library

| January 27, 2021
Children age 3-12 are invited to come to the library’s children’s room during the month of February to adopt a book buddy to love and read to.
“We are hoping to encourage a love of reading, which is always the goal,” said Jenn Williams, marketing coordinator at the Coshocton Public Library. “Hopefully the stuffed animals will encourage them to want to read more. The youth services department got the inspiration for the book buddy idea at a youth services meeting of the State Library of Ohio.”
The stuffed animals were purchased through the Friends of the Library budget, and there is a variety of them for children to choose from. They also will receive an adoption certificate and a reading log.
“They will have to keep track of every time they read or are read to,” Williams said. “At the end of the month (of February), they can turn their log in for a chance to win a prize.”
At least five hours of reading for the month of February must be completed. Books at school can count toward your total.
“The prize is a reading teepee,” Williams said. “It’s a little tent for them to enjoy with their stuffed animal.”
Book buddies can be adopted at the Coshocton Public Library or the West Lafayette branch. Parents or grandparents are welcome to come in and complete the adoption process for their children or grandchildren who will be able to keep their book buddy.
“The coupon is a reminder for you to come, but you don’t have to bring it in with you,” Williams said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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