New Richmond library program has kids reading to therapy dogs

From The Richmond Standard

“The Richmond Public Library is offering an Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) program that has children reading to a trained therapy dog for 20 minutes, “a proven method for improving reading fluency and confidence,” according to City Manager Bill Lindsay’s weekly newsletter. All Ears Reading program, offered to students in first through fifth grades, is being run from the West Side Branch Library, 135 Washington Ave. It meets on the third Monday of each month beginning this afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. To book an appointment, contact Deborah Bonet at (510) 620-6521 or (510) 620-6567.The use of dogs as reading companions is a growing phenomenon.”

New Richmond library program has kids reading to therapy dogs

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