Canine companions offer fun at TCPL

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Public Library will be welcoming some furry friends to help foster a love of reading to last a lifetime.

Reading aloud can sometimes be a stressful or scary situation for children, so the library will be welcoming children to come read aloud to some special guests, allowing the children to read freely without the fear of messing up or being judged on their reading abilities.

Once again, the library will be hosting Reading with Dogs, beginning on Saturday, September 15. On that day, children are invited to borrow a book from the library or bring one from home to read to the canine companions.

The therapy dogs are provided through Tail Waggin’ Readers, a group of canines, led by Karen Anderson, that travel to area libraries with a goal of fostering a love of literacy.

“The program is designed to help boost a child’s confidence as they read aloud, while also improving their reading skills,” shared Alesha Whitehair, library director.

For more information on the program, or to register your child for this program, please contact the Taylor County Public Library by phone at 304-265-6121.

The Reading with Dogs program will take place at the library on the third Saturday of each month, so be sure to claim a spot.