Paws to Read paris shy readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with therapy dogs who are trained to be good listeners.
The dogs help the kids relax so they can get used to reading to an audience.
And the dogs get ear scratches, belly rubs and the adoration of grateful children. Seems like a fair trade to me.
Here are some photos from our Paws to Read session Wednesday at the Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.
|Caesar struggles to stay awake while Sarah scratches his tummy.|
|Alyse reads to Fragg.|
|Ava has an attentive audience in Hannah.|
|Maggie read a stack of books to Fragg.|
|Haylee lay down beneath the table while Katie read to her.|
|Sadie gets a turn with Hannah.|
|Caesar looks like he's going to take a nap again when Nick reads to him.|
For more information on Paws to Read and other children’s programs at Mentor Public Library call (440)-257-2512 or log on to www.mentorpl.org.
By the way, if you want, we have more Paws to Read photos on our Facebook page.