Stop in today!

Don’t forget to stop in today to pick up a prize bag if you/your child turned in a reading log!  They will be ready to go after 1:30 pm.  There are also certificates and a small prize for those who turned in registrations.  We also have pet rocks who are waiting for their owners, and a couple other art projects that would love to go home!  Swing by and pick up your things and don’t forget to check out some books!

Reading Logs are due TODAY!!!!

Today is the last day to turn in reading logs in order to be eligible for PRIZES!  I know so many kids worked so hard at reading this summer and I want to be able to REWARD them for their hard work.  We are open until 6:00 pm…bring those logs in!!!!!


rocket pic

Rochester Police Dept. K9 Unit Pictures!

What an amazing presentation we had yesterday for our summer reading program! Sergeant Mike Drees, Lieutenant Tom Kaase, and Officer James Bradley all shared with us their time and talents. We were so excited to see how Chase, the police dog helps to keep the officers and us safe. We are so thankful for their service. We are very honored they were willing to come to Spring Valley and spend some time with our youth during the “Paws to Read” program! Enjoy some pictures from the day.
To read more about Sgt. Drees and Chase and click here.
2014-07-23 12.52.27
Lt. Kaase, Sgt. Drees, Officer Bradley

2014-07-23 13.33.25
Sgt. Drees’ vehicle with a special kennel for Chase that keeps cool in hot weather
2014-07-23 13.32.54
Sgt. Drees answering questions
2014-07-23 13.37.57
Lt. Tom Kaase, Sgt. Mike Drees and Chase, Officer James Bradley
2014-07-23 13.29.49
Sgt. Drees giving Chase commands
2014-07-23 13.29.08
Chase biting Lt. Kaase on command as Sgt. Drees walks up to call him off
2014-07-23 13.27.28
Chase carrying his reward toy that he loves more than anything
2014-07-23 13.06.22
Sgt. Drees talking to a very captive audience
2014-07-23 13.26.42
Chase waiting for his next command
2014-07-23 12.55.02
We felt very safe with Ofc. Bradley in the house yesterday! We can’t wait for him to get his new K-9 partner!

And Chase (the dog) is on with Sergeant Drees!!

This Wednesday, July 23, we welcome Rochester Police Sergeant Mike Drees and his K-9 partner, Chase to the Spring Valley Library! Sgt. Drees and Chase have been named as one of the nation’s top dog and handler duos, and we are so very lucky to have them serve near us. Come and find out more about what Chase does to help keep us safe, and how they work as a team. Kids will have the opportunity to make a pet of their own that day, as well. This pet will be one that can “rock” their world. 🙂