Attention all Beginning Readers!
Merrill Memorial Library is very excited to introduce our newest literacy program, Tail Waggin’ Tales!
Children will have the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to one of three new furry friends. Skipper, a beagle; Pam, a pug; and Senni, a west-highland terrier (our hypo-allergenic volunteer) are insured and certified therapy dogs who provide a calming, attentive, and non-judgmental presence for burgeoning readers.
These friendly canines are the perfect listeners and won’t interrupt or correct the reader, but will instead sit quietly and enjoy the story and reader’s companionship. It has been proven that, over time, therapy dog literacy programs help boost the reader’s self-confidence and improve overall reading and communication skills!
This calming and pleasant experience will not only help children learn to read, but help them learn to love reading.
This program is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us every Friday from 3:45 – 4:45 pm. (Four 15 minute, 1:1 sessions). If you would like more information or would like to sign up for an upcoming time slot, please stop by the front desk for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Skipper, Pam, and Senni are pawsitively thrilled to meet you!