All scheduled dates:
- February 9, 2023 - 3:30pm-4:30pm (ended)
- February 16, 2023 - 3:30pm-4:30pm (ended)
- February 23, 2023 - 3:30pm-4:30pm (ended)
- March 2, 2023 - 3:30pm-4:30pm (ended)
- March 9, 2023 - 3:30pm-4:30pm (ended)
- March 16, 2023 - 3:30pm-4:30pm (ended)
Starting February 9, 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. This program runs weekly on Thursdays through March 16. Read to a Dog will be held in North Branch's Community Meeting Room.
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.
Sign-ups for reading sessions begin January 30. Please sign up to read to Blue, Nicolet, or Ozzy by calling 510-981-6250 or by visiting North Branch Library.
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.
Thursday, February 9 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday, February 16 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday, February 23 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday, March 2 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday, March 9 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday, March 16 3:30pm-4:30pm