Sign up to Read to a Therapy Dog: March is Reading Month

Does your child need to practice reading?  Do you want to get more comfortable reading in a second language?   In the month of March, West Michigan Therapy Dogs are providing free opportunities for youth to read to a trained therapy dog.

Sessions are available on:  Monday evenings at West Leonard Branch, March 5-26, 6:30 pm,  6:45 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:15 pm.

Thursday evenings at Main  Library, March 8-29, 7:00 pm, 7:15 pm, 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm.

Saturday mornings at Seymour Branch, March 10-31, 10 am, 10:15 am, 10:30 am, 10:45 am

Saturday mornings at Yankee Clipper Branch, March 10-31, 10 am, 10:15 am, 10:30 am, 10:45 am

Registration is required.  Children are encouraged to come every week at the same time for four weeks.  If you have trouble registering on line, call and we will be happy to sign you up.

West Michigan Therapy Dogs and their handlers provide an encouraging and non-judgmental environment in order to develop confidence in reading.  This program is for independent readers of any age.  A Grand Rapids Public School teacher called and told me what a wonderful opportunity this is for English as a second language learners.

For more information or any questions, call the West Leonard Branch at 988-5416, the Main Library at 988-5402, ext. 5477,  the Seymour Branch at 988-5413 or the Yankee Clipper Branch at 988-5415.

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