Volunteers from a local organization, Therapy Pets, are offering a program called “Paws to Read.” It should actually be called “Read to Paws” because it involves children reading to dogs. Apparently children who are less confident in their reading ability develop their skills and self-esteem reading to trained therapy dogs. One mother said that her daughter was ok with reading but afraid of dogs and thought this would introduce her to gentle dogs. Children’s librarian Suzi Sargent said “It’s just fun.”
The program is on Wednesday afternoons in May and will continue during the summer. Interested? Please call the Library’s Reference desk at 510-526-3720 ext. 5 or stop by and sign up. Readings slots are limited.