Dogs are a young reader's best friend.
The Paws to Read® program gives kids the chance to build their confidence by reading to a dog—they're excellent listeners!
How it works
- The program is open to children in Grades 1-5.
- Your child will be matched with a reading therapy dog and their volunteer handler (who are certified by Therapeutic Paws of Canadaopens a new window) for 30 minute sessions.
- You'll need to sign up in advance. This program is popular and space is limited.
Where and when
We offer Paws to Read® at a number of our locations. However, this popular program is often fully booked. There are places available at a couple of locations or, if you prefer, you can wait for a spot to open up at the Library of your choice.
Saturdays, starting November 2, 1:00-2:30 PM
To register, call (902) 490-5748.
Thursdays, 4:15-5:45 PM
To register, call (902) 865-3744.
Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM
To register, call (902) 490-2744.
Get on the waiting list
The following locations are fully booked at the moment, but you can join the waiting list:
Fridays, 3:30-5:00 PM
To join the waiting list, call (902) 490-5740.
Tuesdays*, 3:30-5:00 PM
To join the waiting list, call (902) 490-5707.
*Starting January 13, 2020, sessions with Colby will take place on Mondays.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM
To join the waiting list, call (902) 826-3330.