Paws to Read


Back by popular demand, this fantastic program gives kids the opportunity to sit and enjoy books with a non-judgmental, patient, and non-verbal canine companion. Kids read aloud to a trained, gentle, therapy dog and its owner.

Occasionally the volunteer might assist the reading child with a difficult word, but for the most part their role will be to just sit with the dog and the child. Kids may bring books from home or use the Library’s books.

How to Participate

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  • Sessions are drop-in, and are generally 15 minutes long
  • Program dates vary based on availability of our volunteer dogs and their humans.
Boy and a volunteer reading to a dog

Learn More about Therapy Dogs!

Visit to learn more about the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and the wonderful work of therapy dogs and their owners.


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