Therapy dogs are listening to readers in Thursday series

ReadingDogElementary-school age children are invited to make a new friend and work on their reading at Norman Public Library West's "Sit! Stay! Read!" program for reading to therapy dogs, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Program dates for September are Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The goal of the program is helping reluctant readers to practice their reading skills in a low-stress, non-judgmental environment.

Children ages 11 and under are invited to participate.