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Read to the Dog — East Mountain Library

June 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Every Wdenesday and Every Second Saturday
Free
Therapy dog ready for a story

At East Mountain Library Every Wednesday and Every Second Saturday

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:
June 26, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://abqlibrary.org

Venue

East Mountain Library
487 NM 333
Tijeras, NM 87059 United States
Phone:
505-281-8508
Website:
http://abclibrary.org/eastmountain

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