Share a story with a therapy dog!

The Newcastle Public Library’s therapy dog program gives multiple opportunities during May for young readers to make a new friend and practice reading skills.

The dogs' goal is to be good listeners while young readers are able to read them stories in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. Time slots for children age 4 to 13 to read to a dog can be reserved at the library or by calling 387-5076.

Dates and times the dogs are available in May:

Enjoy nursery rhyme favorites

The Newcastle Public Library invites families with preschoolers to a morning story time filled with Nursery Rhymes, at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27. The library will welcome Christy Emig from Success by 6 of Norman to lead a program featuring a number of nursery rhyme favorites.

Activities are for preschool-age children and their caregivers. The morning offers a chance to learn more about the library’s Growing Like a Read program and take home a bag of early literacy items, including a book, a CD of songs and a nursery rhyme chart.

Registration is not required to attend the program.