Reading to Dogs

Written by Scott Garrison

The Jones Public Library is bringing back the extremely popular “Children Reading to Dogs” program! The literacy enhancing program started this week on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, and it will continue into the new year on the 1st Tuesday of every month.

The “Children Reading to Dogs” program has been a success across the entire Metropolitan Library System. It is designed to give children a safe and fun environment to hone their literacy skills, including reading and reading comprehension. Reading to animals can help children feel more comfortable about reading out loud in front of their peers, enhance their reading practices, and help them manifest a new attitude toward reading in general.

Children and their families will be able to sit with our highly trained, volunteer therapy dogs. The patient, nonjudgmental attention these dogs offer helps reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills. You will not want to miss this paw-tastic experience!

Please join us and our volunteer dogs on the 1st Tuesday of every month!

If you would like more information about “Children Reading to Dogs” or any other Jones Library programs, please contact the librarian, Scott Garrison.

We hope to see you there!!

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