Program pairs young readers with therapy dogs

ReadingDogThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes young readers to the library for weekly time to read with therapy dog friends Buzz and Sully on Monday and Tuesday afternoons throughout October.

Reading with Sully takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, while Buzz will be at the library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Young readers may bring their own books, or pick from the hundreds in the library's collection, and then read to Buzz or Sully, two of the best listeners a reader could find.

The goal of the program is to provide young readers a place to practice their reading in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment.

Parents or caregivers are asked to set up a time slot in advance for reading by contacting library staff, either in person at the library or by phone at 485-2275.

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