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READ with a Four-Footed Friend

Children can read to registered therapy dogs.
When Jan 10, 2015
from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 319-647-3646
Attendees open to the public
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The READ program pairs a registered therapy dog with a child who is learning to read. The child reads 1:1 to the dog while the handler provides support and encouragement.

Children will get to sit on a blanket with one of the teams. They will be encouraged to read aloud or talk about the pictures in a book for approximately 15 minute time slots. Preschoolers welcome.

Bring a book along to read, or select a book at the library Saturday morning.

Children will receive a bookmark with a picture of their READ dog.

Sign-up will be required.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.