These Oregon authors are coming out to shake hands and tell stories.
Authors Day is Saturday, August 26th.
Our Authors Day headliners will be on hand from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, with each scheduled make a presentation on the Explore Oregon Stage. And as has become tradition at the Fair, a good many independent Oregon authors will also be on hand all eleven days.
The Library Dog calmly stays on his/her bed or blanket, keeping quiet while children take turns “reading” to him. This program is utilized by local public libraries to offer a non-threatening environment for the child that has difficulty reading. Dogs must be trained, of calm temperament, and able to be still for at least an hour. Being petted by several children also must not overly stimulate the dog. When excited, the handler must be able to readily gain control and calm the dog. The dog’s leash is held at all times, and the dog never wanders around the facility.
Handlers do nothing during the visit, except ensure the dog isn’t accidentally being harmed by the children, and reminds the dog to remain calm and quiet. After the reading session, the handler may interact with the children and or parents.