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"Paws to Read" at the Livermore Public Library

September 10, 2014

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading?  If so, the Paws to Read program, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, might be the solution.
The Paws to Read program matches elementary-aged beginner readers with trained and certified dogs in a non-judgmental environment.  For 25 minutes, your child will read to their furry friend with the dog’s owner quietly looking on to help with any tricky words.  Programs of this type have been successful across the country, and testimonials from Livermore parents have been extremely positive.
The Fall program for Paws to Read at the Civic Center Library is as follows:  
• September 10 through November 19, 2014.
• There are two sessions every Wednesday. The first session is from 7:00pm- 7:25pm. The second session is from 7:35pm- 8:00pm.
• Children may register for up to five sessions during the Fall Program, as space allows. 
• Registration begins Tuesday, September 2, 2014.      
The Fall program for Paws to Read at the Rincon Library is as follows:
• September 12- November 21, 2014
• Drop-in session is from 3:30- 4:30pm
• No registration required for the drop-in session.
Drop-ins may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets.
For more information about the Civic Center series or to register, please call the Livermore Public Library’s Children’s Desk at 925-373-5504.