R.E.A.D. to library dogs at the Chelsea District Library

. October 31, 2019.
Kathryn, 8, pictured with service dog Hawkeye enjoying some reading time together during the READ program.
Kathryn, 8, pictured with service dog Hawkeye enjoying some reading time together during the READ program.

Research has shown that children can improve their reading skills by reading aloud to non-judgmental listeners. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) has been a Chelsea District Library program for over 10 years. Children read books to friendly therapy dogs who listen carefully to every single word. Participants sign up in advance and can read to dog volunteer for 10 minutes. Let them know if a child has any special needs so library staff can accommodate. This winter the Chelsea District Library will expand the program with additional time slots, 15 minute sessions, and more dog volunteers. And as a bonus, each child will get a free book after they read five times.

Thursday, November 14 | 3:30-5pm
Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main St., Chelsea
Call 734-475-8732, ext 4 to sign up for a time slot.
Chelseadistrictlibrary.org | Free