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Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading (D.E.A.R.)

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Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading (D.E.A.R.) is probably the cutest program at the Library! This free program is designed for new readers and kids who want to practice their reading with a non-judgmental, furry audience a.k.a. a trained therapy dog.

Each child reads at their own pace to one or more of our friendly dogs. Parents, guardians, and siblings are welcome to read to or help newer readers. Parent must be present for kids 9 years or younger.

No registration is necessary, but please check-in with the staff member at the event to get on the list to read, sometimes there is a little wait. We will have a selection of books on hand to read or you can bring your own!

About the Therapy Teams (Dog + Handler): Each dog is accompanied by a handler to form a therapy team. Our handlers are with the dogs at all times to make sure a safe and calm environment for everyone. All of our teams are tested, registered and insured through a nationally recognized program.