Wednesday, November 6, 2013

R.E.A.D. Dog - Saturday, Nov. 9

Read to a R.E.A.D. Dog at the Reedsburg Public Library

 Reading Education Assistance Dog(R.E.A.D.) is the first literacy program in the country to use therapy animals as reading companions for children.  This unique method provides children an opportunity to improve their reading skills in a comfortable environment by reading aloud to dogs.

While the R.E.A.D. dog is listening, a child’s dread of reading is replaced by eager anticipation, and learning occurs. The dog’s owner is a skilled facilitator and provides support while the child receives supervised reading practice to build vocabulary, increase understanding of the material and gain fluency as a reader.

 R.E.A.D. is an ongoing program at the Reedsburg Public Library that takes place in the Storytime Room located in the Children’s Area of the Library.  The next R.E.A.D. dog visit is on Saturday, November 9th from 10-11am.  Books can be brought from home or chosen from the shelves at the Library.

 Additional information about the R.E.A.D. Dog program can be found at and information about all upcoming programs at the Reedsburg Public Library can be found at or by calling the Library at 768-READ(7323).



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