k9 reading buddies

K9_0893Each week the library comes alive with furry friends waiting to hear a good book. Provided by volunteers who are owned by trained and registered therapy dogs, children in grades K-3 are invited to share a story with a K9 Reading Buddy. The therapy dogs welcome a scratch on the head and the turn of the page from beginning readers.

Developed to provide a non-intimidating environment for budding readers to explore reading out loud, K9 Reading Buddies takes place each Tuesday from 3-4 pm in the children’s room of the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries.

 

Updated 3/1/2015