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Paws to Read

February 14, 2012
Paws to Read is a program sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society Photo Credit: Livermore Public Library
Paws to Read is a program sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society Photo Credit: Livermore Public Library
Submitted by Geri Bezio

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the Paws to Read program, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, might be the solution.

The Paws to Read program matches elementary-aged beginner readers with trained and certified dogs in a non-judgmental environment. For 25 minutes, your child will read to their furry friend with the dog’s owner quietly looking on to help with any tricky words. Programs of this type have been successful across the country, and testimonials from Livermore parents have been extremely positive.

The spring 2012 program for the Rincon Branch Library is scheduled on Fridays, March 2 through March 30 starting at 3 p.m. Two sessions from 3 p.m.-3:25 p.m. and 3:35 p.m.-4 p.m. will be available. Registration for this series begins on Wednesday, February 22.

Children may register for up to three sessions during this series, as space allows. Drop-ins may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets. For more information about the Rincon series or to register, please call the Rincon Branch Library at (925) 373-5540.

Paws to Read
Livermore Public Library
1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore
www.livermorelibrary.net
(925) 373-5540
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