Guest Blogger, Programming Ideas

Therapy Dogs: A Librarian’s Best Friend

Dogs can encourage anyone to read.  I’ve seen it.  Dogs won’t correct you when you read a word wrong. Dogs won’t walk away because they have something better to do.  Dogs won’t tell you to pick a different book because it’s not their favorite or it’s not the right level.  What they will do is listen. Dogs also bring a sense of calm and comfort that sets the mood for an enjoyable reading experience.  A new experience like this brings excitement, and with that excitement brings confidence and motivation to read. Back by popular demand, our library will be hosting our second session of Read to Rover: A Special Needs Storytime Program. This program invites children ages 5 and up for an afternoon of stories and structured play time with 3 special guest therapy dogs. While all our youth programs are, of course, open to the public, this particular storytime is specially…