01 25, 2020

Sign your young reader up for Paws to Read

By |2020-01-25T06:00:06-05:00January 25, 2020|

Kids can share story time with trained therapy dogs during Paws to Read on Aug. 14 at Mentor Public Library's Headlands Branch.

Kids can share story time with trained therapy dogs during Paws to Read on Aug. 14 at Mentor Public Library’s Headlands Branch.

Paws to Read is back!

The program pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with therapy dogs, who listen to the children as they read.IMG_20180929_133639666

The dogs make an ideal audience—supportive and adorable—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. The program helps build the child’s confidence and makes reading fun for them.

If your child can read independently but doesn’t like to do it in front of other people, you might try signing them up for Paws to Read. The program works well for dog lovers, but it’s also helped some kids who are scared of dogs get over their phobia.

There will be two 30-minute sessions on Saturday, Feb. 8 at our Headlands Branch: one beginning at 2 p.m.the next at 2:30 p.m. We only have so many therapy dogs; so, unfortunately, there’s a limit on how many kids can participate each month.

Furthermore, those spots tend to fill up quickly, so call our Headlands Branch—(440) 257-2000—if you think you child could benefit from Paws to Read.

The pups are waiting.

04 11, 2019

Double the dogs for Paws to Read

By |2019-04-11T06:00:47-04:00April 11, 2019|

Miss Marlee and other trained therapy dogs await your young reader at Paws to Read.

Miss Marlee and other trained therapy dogs await your young reader at Paws to Read.

To our young readers/dog lovers, we have two rounds of Paws to Read coming up.

That’s right! We’re doubling up the pup!

First, we have a pair of sessions on Wednesday, April 17, at our Main Branch. The first begins at 6:30 p.m., the second at 7 p.m.

The pups from our Paws to Read program will visit our Headlands Branch on Saturday, May 4. There will be two sessions: one beginning at 1:30 p.m., another at 2 p.m.

Paws to Read pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with adorable and well-trained therapy dogs, who listen to the kids as they read.

The dogs make an ideal audience—supportive and adorable—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. The program helps build the child’s confidence and makes reading fun for them.

If your child loves dogs but is shy about reading, then they (and you) will love our Paws to Read.

The program is popular and fills up quickly, so you’ll need to sign up beforehand. You can register your child to participate online or call the Headlands Branch at 440-257-2000.

02 23, 2019

Pups popping up for Paws to Read

By |2019-02-23T06:00:15-05:00February 23, 2019|

Miss Marlee and other trained therapy dogs await your young reader at Paws to Read.

Miss Marlee and other trained therapy dogs await your young reader at Paws to Read.

The pups from our Paws to Read program will visit our Headlands Branch on Saturday, March 9. There will be two sessions: one beginning at 1:30 p.m., another at 2 p.m.

Paws to Read pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with adorable and well-trained therapy dogs, who listen to the kids as they read.

The dogs make an ideal audience—supportive and adorable—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. The program helps build the child’s confidence and makes reading fun for them.

If your child loves dogs but is shy about reading, then they (and you) will love our Paws to Read.

The program is popular and fills up quickly, so you’ll need to sign up beforehand. You can register your child to participate online or call the Headlands Branch at 440-257-2000.

01 1, 2019

Paws to Read at our Headlands Branch

By |2019-01-01T06:00:59-05:00January 1, 2019|

Miss Marlee and other trained therapy dogs await your young reader at Paws to Read.

Miss Marlee and other trained therapy dogs await your young reader at Paws to Read.

The pups from our Paws to Read program will visit our Headlands Branch on Saturday, January 12.

Paws to Read pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with adorable and well-trained therapy dogs, who listen to the kids as they read.

The dogs make an ideal audience—supportive and adorable—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. The program helps build the child’s confidence and makes reading fun for them.

If your child loves dogs but is shy about reading, then they (and you) will love our Paws to Read.

The program is popular and fills up quickly, so you’ll need to sign up beforehand. You can register your child to participate online or call the Headlands Branch at 440-257-2000.

05 1, 2016

Barking up the right tree at Mentor Public Library

By |2016-05-01T10:46:38-04:00May 1, 2016|

Claire takes a quick break to give Diva a scratch behind the ears during Paws to Read at Mentor Public Library.

Claire takes a quick break to give Diva a scratch behind the ears during Paws to Read at Mentor Public Library.

Books and bulldogs, pages and pups—Paws to Read is back!

Every month, we pair young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with therapy dogs, who listen to the children as they read.

The dogs make an ideal audience—supportive and adorable—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. The program helps build the child’s confidence and makes reading fun for them.

If your child can read independently but doesn’t like to do it in front of other people, you might try signing them up for Paws to Read. The program works well for dog lovers, but it’s also helped some kids who are scared of dogs get over their phobia.

Colin demonstrates his ambidextrousness. He can read with one hand and pet Captain Jack Sparrow with the other.

Colin demonstrates his ambidextrousness. He can read with one hand and pet Captain Jack Sparrow with the other.

Our next Paws to Read program will be Wednesday, May 18, at our Main Branch. There will be two 30-minute sessions; one beginning at 6:30 p.m.the next at 7 p.m. Registration begins May 4.

We only have so many therapy dogs; so, unfortunately, there’s a limit on how many kids can participate each month. Also, spots sometimes fill up quickly, so contact the children’s department at Mentor Public Library soon if you think you child would enjoy Paws to Read.

For more information on Paws to Read and other children’s programs at Mentor Public Library, call (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or visit our online event calendar.

Makenna strokes Kody's fur while they share a book.

Makenna strokes Kody’s fur while they share a book.

For more photos from Paws to Read, visit Mentor Public Library’s Facebook page.

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