Pooches & Pages

Pooches+Readers=Great Team

boy reading to dog

The library is happy to be partnering with Compassionate Canines, Inc. again this school year to provide a wonderful and fun program for kids in grades 1-5 to read to therapy dogs. The idea behind the program is to help readers gain confidence. According to Compassionate Canines, a therapy dog can help "increase a child's motivation to read, help the child maintain his/her focus for a longer period of time, and help the child stay on task despite errors. The presence of a therapy dog helps a child read aloud without pressure or stress. The dog offers quiet social support and invites interaction. And best of all, a therapy dog helps to reduce a child's blood pressure and general level of anxiety. Reading aloud is fun!"

The program takes place during the school year on the third Saturday of the month in Little Chute with the exception of December and May. Registration is open for September 16, and you may sign up for more than one month at a time. Please stop in or call the library at 920-788-7825 to register your first-fifth grader for a 15-minute reading slot. Your reader will think it is pawsome!

Pooches & Pages Returns

lady and girl with dog

Pooches and Pages, our reading to therapy dogs program in partnership with Compassionate Canines, will be returning for the 2015-2016 school year. Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute reading slot. What a fun (and furry) way to improve reading skills! The program will be held on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-noon in Little Chute, and registration is now open for September 19, October 17, and November 21. Stop by either location or call 788-7825 to register. You may sign up for more than one month at a time. Dogs love a good story, so be sure to reserve your “Spot” soon!