We have a program that encourages young readers by letting them borrow a furry friend to read with!

Paws to Read pairs children with trained therapy dogs. The pups make an ideal audience—supportive, adorable and happy to listen to the reader—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. Paws to Read is open to any kids who can read independently.

We’re hosting Paws to Read sessions at 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at our Headlands Branch.

Each child gets 30 minutes to read with their therapy dog. Registration is required, and we have a finite number of therapy dogs volunteering; so, unfortunately, there’s a limit on how many kids can participate. Call us to sign up now at (440) 257-2000.