Read to the dogs at Red Land, Guthrie libraries

therapy dog reading

Scarlett Garman, then 8, of Spring Grove lays with Annie as she reads aloud to the dog during the Tales for Tails therapy dog program at Glatfelter Memorial Library in Spring Grove in 2012. (FILE PHOTO)

If your child becomes shy when it’s time to read aloud, he or she is likely not alone — it can be nerve-wracking even for adults, much less when you’re learning new words and sounds.

York County Libraries offers a series of programs aimed to encourage reluctant readers. Therapy dogs are trained to calmly listen to a young reader. For kids who enjoy animals, it can provide a less threatening environment for practicing their reading than, say, a parent’s expectant eye or a classroom full of students. Collinsville Community Library even offers a chance to read to horses!

For details on upcoming sessions in the next week (and other summer reading club programs), visit Book Buzz.

Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.

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