Thursday, September 30, 2010

Read to a Dog - Tonight!

Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
at the downtown library
in the Children's Department

The mission of the Paws to Read is to improve the literacy skills of children with the assistance of registered canine reading companions in a fun and relaxed environment. Research with therapy animals indicates that children with low self-esteem are often more willing to interact with an animal than another person. Even more, they are inclined to forget about their limitations. Children involved in Paws to Read nationwide have shown:
  • Improved reading skills
  • A sense of pride in their accomplishments
  • Willingness to become Involved in other positive activities
  • More respect and kindness in their interaction with animals
  • Found reading more enjoyable
  • Check out more books from the library

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