Contact: David Howd
The popular Paws to Read program will begin at the Berkeley Public Library’s North Branch on Tuesday February 5, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Children in grades kindergarten through five may sign up for a twenty minute session where they will read aloud to a gentle dog provided by TherapyPets, a nonprofit all volunteer organization. Sign-ups begin February 1. The program will run weekly through March 12. Paws to Read is a great way for children to practice oral fluency, spend time with a friendly dog, and have fun. The goal is to help build a child’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as foster a fondness for reading. The program has met with success in other bay area communities. North Branch Library is open Mondays-Tuesdays, Fridays-Saturdays 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Wednesdays-Thursdays 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. For accessibility information call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
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