Paws & Tales – Saturday, Nov 22

A tail wags for a tale  told, with the floppy, open ears of a Therapy Dog listening intently (and objectively) as a child reads aloud from a book of their choosing. Paws & Tales is an early literacy program for beginning, new, and struggling readers.

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On Saturday, Nov. 22, children can read a book of their own choosing to a certified therapy dog named Oliver. This exercise is a fun and engaging way for a new reader who might be struggling to build valuable self-confidence, reading to a listener in a non threatening environment.

Dogs don’t judge, dogs do not criticize, dogs do not correct pronunciation. Thus, a mellowing therapy dog’s company serves as the perfect partner for a new reader building confidence.  Along with new readers, ALL kids who enjoy reading who also enjoy dogs are welcome to read their favorite stories.

Registration is required, as Youth Services Librarians Ashley and Jordan will be scheduling young readers into allotted time slots.

Some kids may want to read only one page, while others kids may want to read a whole book. Any amount is welcome at our Paws and Tales program. Children can make a new furry friend while practicing and improving their reading skills. Our hope is to get ALL kids excited to read!

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