Tail Waggin' Tutors
Does your school-age child love dogs? Do they like to read, or need time to practice reading? There is a monthly opportunity at the Lakewood Public Library that helps kids bone up on their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. The dogs and their owners have been certified through Therapy Dogs International. Not only is this a chance for your child to practice their reading out loud, but it is a chance for the friendly canines to practice their listening!
There is no registration required. Simply bring a student by the Multipurpose Room in the Children and Youth Service's Department and select from a collection of books the library staff has assembled, or they may bring their own book. Then the student can snuggle up and read to a therapy dog one-on-one. There are always a few dogs waiting to hear a story, so drop in at any time! The dogs will be happy to see you!
The Tail Waggin’ Tutor sessions that are offered for this fall and winter include: Saturdays, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, and February 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more dates to come in the near future! The program is specifically geared for students age 7 through 12, though younger students are welcome when accompanied by an adult. For questions or more information, please call (216) 226-8275 x140.