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Read to the Dog — Alamosa Library

May 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Every Third Tuesday
Free
Therapy dog ready for a story

At the Alamosa Library Every Third Tuesday

ABC Library sponsors Read to the Dog, a program which brings calm and reassuring therapy dogs to Albuquerque libraries to sit with ABQ Kids and listen to them read. The dogs provide a wet nose, a kind ear, and a relaxing atmosphere. The kids practice reading aloud and strengthen their literacy skills.

Adults do not correct a child’s reading. Parents can take the time to look for a book or sit quietly in the Read to the Dog room.

Three organizations participate in the Read to the Dog program: Pet Partners, Southwest Canine Corps, and Therapy Dogs, Inc. The volunteers are simply wonderful, kind people.

The library provides the kids with a bookmark to keep track of how many times they have read to the dog. After the bookmark is filled out, a Certificate of Completion is awarded to the reader by one of the dogs!

Learning to read doesn’t have to be “ruff!” Sometimes you just need to “paws” and take a deep breath. There’s nothing better than a good “tail.”

 

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Details

Date:
May 15, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Alamosa Library
6900 Gonzales SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121 United States
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Phone:
505-836-0684
Website:
http://abclibrary.org/alamosa

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