Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Reading to dogs helps build early literacy skills! Children who might otherwise be self-conscious relax a bit when they read aloud to a furry friend. They practice their reading, build self-esteem, and associate reading with a pleasant experience. Kids who are already strong readers can further enhance their skills and find new excitement when reading alongside a dog.

Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to their companion. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.

Meadowridge Library
Wednesdays: November 8, December 6 | 4:30-5:30pm

Central Library
Thursday, December 7 | 3:30-5:00PM

Lakeview Library
Saturday, November 11 | 2:00-3:00pm
Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in!

Goodman South Madison Library
Saturdays, November 11, December 9 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Check out the calendar, or contact the respective library for more information.


To learn more about the Read to a Dog program, visit the Dogs on Call website.