Kids sign up for 20-minute sessions to read to a dog downstairs at the library. Each child chooses a book and how much reading and petting to do. Reading to the dogs increases enthusiasm for reading, develops reading skills, teaches children how to interact with pets and promotes confidence.
Our dog handlers encourage interaction with their dogs and will offer help if needed. All dog and handler teams are certified therapy trained.
Reservations are necessary. Please call 503-656-7853 x4 or stop by the kids' desk at the library to reserve your time to read to Caterina, Bode, Ella Jane, or Lena!
Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Youth Services