Canine listeners are here through April 27, 2013

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The popular read-to-me story dogs are back at The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library for a series of spring visits. Children of all ages may select their favorite books and read aloud to gentle canine listeners from 2 to 3 pm each Saturday—now  through April 27—no appointment necessary.

"Reading aloud to a non-judgmental listener helps readers gain confidence," says Youth Services Manager Jeanette Bobeen. "Dogs love to listen, they don’t interrupt with corrections, and they help readers relax and enjoy themselves."

Call the Library at 255-2933 x 231 to learn more about this reading opportunity. The story dogs are part of the K-9  S.T.A.R.S. animal assisted therapy group. As certified animal therapy dogs, they have passed a temperament test and completed special training.