Read to a Dog program starts at the Weston Library on Saturday, March 16th
“Read to a Dog” is about giving kids confidence by encouraging them to have fun in the Library with books and dogs. The dogs sit quietly and listen to the child read. They make no corrections, no judgments; they don’t understand the words; they just love the cozy attention. Kids pat the dogs, relax, and instead of being nervous about getting a word wrong, they start to enjoy reading. As one of our volunteers said, “the magic that happens with children and dogs is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Therapy Dogs, who with their owners, have been trained, tested, and certified for this program, will be at the Weston Library on Saturday, March 16th from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Sign-ups for 15-minute slots start a week in advance. To sign up, stop by the Youth Services Desk or call 781-786-6166.