Paws to Read

Paws to Read

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 Canada, opens 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 locations and for one session at a time throughout the year. However, this program is popular and spots fill quickly.

Current Sessions

To register, or to join the waitlist, call us at the branch for your preferred session.

Captain William Spry Public Library
with Flaubert
April 30 - May 28
Registration is full

Halifax Central Library
with Lucy
March 25 - May 6
Registration is full

Sackville Public Library
with Brierly
April 15 - May 13
Registration is full

Tantallon Public Library
with Jetsan and Temba
April 5 - May 24
Registration is full

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