Reading to the pups

Jacob reads Harry Potter to Kacey during MPL's Paws to Read program Wednesday night.

Jacob reads Harry Potter to Kacey during MPL’s Paws to Read program Wednesday night.

We’ve written about Paws to Read before. We’ll write about it again.

After all, we at Mentor Public Library love almost any program that gets children reading—not just reading, but loving it!

And few things get kids more excited about reading—or anything else for that matter—than a warm, snuggly pooch listening to them.

Hey, they aren't reading. Olivia and Caesar have a quick ear-scratching break.

Hey, they aren’t reading. Olivia and Caesar have a quick ear-scratching break.

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.

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.

Aylish reads Dog Rules to Kody.

Aylish reads Dog Rules to Kody.

The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Mentor Library’s Main Branch.

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.

Elizabeth meets Caesar during Paws to Read.

Elizabeth meets Caesar during Paws to Read.

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

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