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"Paws to Read" at the Library

September 3, 2013

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 will take place September 11 through November 13, 2013.
Drop-In session:
There will be a drop-in session from 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m every Wednesday.
Pre-registered sessions:
There are two sessions every Wednesday evening. The first session is from 7:00p.m.-7:25p.m. The second session is from 7:35p.m.- 8:00p.m.
Children may register for the Fall Program, as space allows. 
Pre-registration begins Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Please call the library to register for a Paws to Read session at 925-373-5504.

The Fall program for Paws to Read at the Rincon Library will take place September 13 through November 15, 2013.
Drop- in sessions on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 Paws to Read program, please call the Livermore Public Library’s Children’s Desk at 925-373-5504 or the Rincon Branch Library at 925-373-5541.