Bring your kids, grades Kindergarten and older to read to one of our certified therapy dogs.

9:30am or 10:00am sessions available

1st Saturday of the month –   August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2, 2017.

Please call 440-944-6010, stop by the desk, or email juv.desk@wickliffe.lib.oh.us to register.

Reading Skills learned with reading to therapy dogs

  • Reading to dogs gives children essential extra practice with reading and oral skills.
  • Some children feel that reading becomes less difficult when reading to a dog and are more willing to read aloud at school.
  • Reading to dogs has motivated some children to start reading more at home, especially to their pets.
  • Children want to try reading more difficult books as they go through the reading to dogs program.
  • Kids feel more confident when answering reading related questions.
  • Research studies have shown that reading fluency can increase after participating in a reading to dogs program.