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Children's Library: Read with Me Pet Partners

Read with Me Pet Partners

Therapy dogs have been assisting children in reading for more than 30 years in libraries and after-school centers, helping struggling readers and students with learning disabilities achieve greater levels of reading success. In most programs, the therapy animal sits or lies quietly near the child while the child, under the supervision of a teacher or an adult, reads to the animal. (Source:

This new program offered at the Children's Library is designed to help children improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Children read for 20 minutes in a relaxed, one-on-one session with a lovable dog, Sophia.

How to Sign Up

To sign up, visit the Children's Library or call 252-329-4581.

Program Guidelines

  • Child must be in Kindergarten, First, Second, or Third grade.
  • Each child will sign-up for a total of three 20-minute sessions during a period of 3 weeks.
  • Sessions are only on Tuesdays.
  • The next available openings are between Jan. 15-Feb. 19, 2019
  • Sessions are scheduled between 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • This program is only being offered at the Children's Library.
  • Required: Pick a book and pre-read it before your scheduled session.