The Oceanside Public Library recently received a California State Library Get Involved: Book-To-Action project grant to do a series of book discussions and a civic engagement project. The program is entitled Paws to Help: READ-MEET-ACT. What a great way to combine literacy, a rescue organization and volunteerism!
The Library has chosen my books On Toby’s Terms (for the adult program) and my book for children Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends. The books will be read and discussed through April and early May 2012 to encourage dialogue about volunteerism and the importance of both humans and pets giving back to the community.
|Toby with his book the day they arrived from the publisher!|
The Library is proud to be partnering with the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA in Oceanside and will culminate the events with a volunteer project distributing flyers with animals’ pictures and adoption information and a mobile adoption event held at the Civic Center Courtyard and Plaza at 330 N Coast Highway on Saturday, June 2 from 10 am-2 pm.
Copies of the book On Toby’s Terms will be available at both Library locations until supplies last, and there are also copies to be checked out. The events are free and open to the public. Volunteers are also being recruited to start a Homework Helper program in the Civic Center Library and Mission Branch Library.
Toby's Legacy Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD81iQJDp0s
Read the article in the UT San Diego Newspaper
Watch our video for the program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7o1HT4FfcE