Good Dog: The Return of Paws to Read

Big dog, little girl. Norman, a Newfoundland puppy, listens while Leah Reamsbottom reads to her.

Big dog, little girl. Norman, a Newfoundland puppy, listens while Leah Reamsbottom reads to her.

Paws to Read returned to Mentor Public Library last week.

This program is a personal favorite. It pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with therapy dogs, who listen to the children as they read.

Theresa Santilli keeps one hand free to pet Haylee while she reads.

Theresa Santilli keeps one hand free to pet Haylee while she reads.

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. (Especially if your son or daughter is also a dog lover.)

The next session is slated for May 21 at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch and registration for it begins on May 7.

Ava Dahlhofer pets Haylee while she's between books.

Ava Dahlhofer pets Haylee while she’s between books.

Registration fills up quickly, so contact the children’s department at Mentor Public Library soon if you think you child could benefit from Paws to Read.

There is often a waiting list for the program once registration begins.
For more information on Paws to Read and other children’s programs at Mentor Public Library call (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

And for more photos from our most recent Paws to Read session, visit our Facebook page.

Don't worry. Fragg isn't napping. He's just enjoying listening to Jared Hines read.

Don’t worry. Fragg isn’t napping. He’s just enjoying listening to Jared Hines read.

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