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PAWS for Reading!

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

PAWS offers elementary school children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. A dog is a loving and attentive audience — another fun reason to visit the Library! Children are empowered to become the teachers, learning vocabulary and comprehension as they explain a story to a new canine friend. Our methods are based on those pioneered by the National R.E.A.D. Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) http://www.therapyanimals.org/R.E.A.D.html)

The dog handlers are available for 1 ½ hours on the dates below. During this allotted time, we’re glad to offer three spaces, one child per 20 minute session. He or she will get lots of attention, working one-on-one with the dog and handler. You can bring a book from home or ask a librarian to choose an appropriate book for your child’s skill level and interest.

  • Fri, Aug  18 with Chris Sprague (handler) & Chance, a Stabyhoun
  • Thu, Aug 10 & Tue, Aug 15 with Cindy Fisher (handler) & Strider, a Golden Retriever

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Library Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00am 8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 8:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 4:00pm
Sunday Closed
December 24, 2017 Closed

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