Good books, good dog, good life: Paws to Read

Caymen reads to Diva during Paws to Read at Mentor Public Library.

Caymen reads to Diva during Paws to Read at Mentor Public Library.

We released the hounds Wednesday night.

In fact, we do it on the third Wednesday of every month.

That’s when a pack of adorable therapy dogs converge at our library for Paws to Read.

Paws to Read pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with the 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.

Makenna has a pack of pups to read to.

Makenna has a pack of pups to read to.

Our next Paws to Read program will be Wednesday, June 15, at our Headlands Branch. There will be two 30-minute sessions; one beginning at 6:30 p.m.the next at 7 p.m. 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.

Hannah sneaks a kiss from Sarah while she tries to read.

Hannah sneaks a kiss from Sarah while she tries to read.

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

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