image of girl with curly brown hair and brown skin reading a book next to her is a heart shaped photo of a golden retriever

 


Barks and Books!

Read to a Dog Ages 5+

Is your little one nervous about reading aloud? Are they a dog lover, but a reluctant reader? Reading to a therapy dog may be just the thing to kick start their reading. 


How it works

Kids ages 5+ can register for a time slot to read to a dog (see registration details below). The child can choose a book from the children's room (or bring one from home). Then they will get cozy in the community room to read to the registered therapy dog. This February we will be joined by the lovely Aspen who is pictured in the banner at the top of the page. Each child will have 15 minutes to read with the dog. Then it will be the next child's turn.


How to register

Each session of Barks and Books is split into four 15 minute time slots. Please only register for one time slot to allow others a turn to read with Aspen. 

Session 1: Thursday, Feburary 9 

Registration opens: Thursday, Febuary 2

Time Slot A: 4:00-4:15 REGISTER

Time Slot B: 4:15-4:30 REGISTER

Time Slot C: 4:30-4:45 REGISTER

Time Slot D: 4:45-5:00 REGISTER 

Session 2: Thursday, Feburary 16

Registration opens: Thursday, Febuary 9

Time Slot A: 4:00-4:15 REGISTER

Time Slot B: 4:15-4:30 REGISTER

Time Slot C: 4:30-4:45 REGISTER

Time Slot D: 4:45-5:00 REGISTER 

Session 3: Thursday, Feburary 23

Registration opens: Thursday, Febuary 16

Time Slot A: 4:00-4:15 REGISTER

Time Slot B: 4:15-4:30 REGISTER

Time Slot C: 4:30-4:45 REGISTER

Time Slot D: 4:45-5:00 REGISTER