Paws-ing to Read this Summer at Mentor Library

There are few audiences as supportive as a canine. Diva listens to Noni read during Paws to Read at Mentor Library.

There are few audiences as supportive as a canine. Diva listens to Noni read during Paws to Read at Mentor Library.

So you want to get your children involved in summer reading, but they’re reticent readers.

Perhaps, it’s difficult to motivate them or they simply get nervous when they have to read in front of an audience.

Have you considered having them read with a therapy dog? It’s a supportive audience that only listens and never criticizes.

A lot of children become more confident and enthusiastic readers by participating in Mentor Library’s Paws to Read program.

Caesar relaxes while listening to Alyssa.

Caesar relaxes while listening to Alyssa.

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

Registration for the June sessions start June 3. There will be two 30-minute sessions on June 17 at our Headlands Branch; 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.

Furthermore, those spots tend to fill up quickly, so contact the children’s department at Mentor Public Library soon if you think you child could benefit from 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.

Justice scratches Ruckus' back between pages.

Justice scratches Ruckus’ back between pages.

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

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