Read to a Dog @Central

picture of Nicolet, therapy dog
picture of Nicolet, therapy dog
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picture of Gracie, therapy dog
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picture of Zak, therapy dog
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picture of Thatcher, therapy dog
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picture of Navi, therapy dog
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Sign-up for a reading session

Read to a Dog 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. Children ages 5 to 12 can sign up for a twenty minute session where they will read aloud to a gentle dog provided by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization. Read to a Dog will be held in the 4th floor Story Room on Thursday Aprill 11, April 18, and April 25 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  Please call 510-981-6223 or visit the Children's Library at Central to sign up.

About Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international registry of certified therapy dog teams. ATD provides testing, certification, registration, support, and insurance for members who volunteer with their dogs in animal-assisted activities. ATD's objective is to form a network of caring individuals and their special dogs are willing to share smiles and joy with people, young and old alike.

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