Paws to Read is back!

After nearly two years of hiatus, we were excited to welcome back our furry friends last week. We want to thank the volunteers, readers, and wonderful therapy dogs who made it happen!

If you’ve never heard of Paws to Read, it’s our program where we pair 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 between the ages of six and 12 years old.

Our next sessions will Thursday evening, Feb. 10, at our Main Branch. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27.

Each child gets 30 minutes to read with their therapy dog. Registration is required and opens two weeks before each respective date. We only have so many therapy dogs volunteering; so, unfortunately, there’s a limit on how many kids can participate. Call us to register at (440) 255-8811.