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Book Buddies at Prince George Library

 

Tucker loves listening to children read at the library!

Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club has teamed with the Appomattox Regional Library System again to enhance childrens’ love of reading through the use of registered therapy dogs.

Children must be in grades 2, 3, or 4 to participate and need to sign up in advance. Sign up for a 15 minute session to read to registered therapy dogs (and their owners)  on Thursday March 8th from 5:45p.m.-6:45p.m.  at the Prince George Library.

All dog and owner teams have successfully completed training and testing, and regularly visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  The dogs will visit the Prince George Library again on June 14th and the Hopewell Library on  May 10th.

Research shows that children who are learning to read feel more relaxed and less self-conscious when reading to dogs. The Book Buddies program aims to improve reading skills, nurture a lifelong love of reading, and help children build bonds with dogs.

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