Read To Dogs

Read to DogsReading to a friendly dog allows children to practice their reading skills in a comforting environment to build their confidence. Held Tuesdays in the library lower level. Register for a 15-minute time slot: 4:30 pm, 4:50 pm and 5:10 pm. For children up to age 12. Register at

   4:30 - 4:45 pm
   4:50 - 5:05 pm
   5:10 - 5:25 pm

Please bring a book with you to read, or stop by the library early to choose one!

Dogs used for this event are supervised by experienced therapy dog owners.

Learning to read isn't always easy. Reading to dogs can help!
•    Reading aloud can feel daunting to some children, so reading to a dog who doesn't judge them is comforting and a great way to practice.
•    Reading to dogs is a fun experience so children look forward to practicing reading rather than thinking of it as a solitary exercise.
•    Reading to a dog and petting dogs relieves stress and helps to calm nervous readers.

Questions? Feel free to call the library at (717) 486-3688 or email

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no READ TO DOGS sessions on December 28 or January 4. Read to Dogs will resume on Tuesday, January 11.


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