Paws to Read returns to Mentor Library

Paws to Read returns to Mentor Public Library in January.

Paws to Read returns to Mentor Public Library in January.

As you’ve already surmised from the headline and the caption above, one of our favorite programs is back.

After a holiday sabbatical, Paws to Read returns Jan. 21 at our Main Branch.

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.

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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.

Registration for the January sessions start Jan. 7. There will be two 30-minute sessions on Jan. 21; 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.

There is often a waiting list for the program once registration begins.

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For more information on Paws to Read and other children’s programs at Mentor Public Library call (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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