On Tuesday, November 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to come to the Massillon Public Library to “sit, stay, and read” to patient and fuzzy listeners. This session will introduce Jada, the newest dog to join our Paws to Read pack. Jada is a Shelti/Golden Retriever mix and loves to have children read to her.
The mission of the Paws To Read program is to improve the literacy skills of children with the assistance of registered canine reading companions in a fun and relaxed environment. Research with therapy animals indicates that children with low self-esteem are often more willing to interact with an animal than another person. Even more, they are inclined to forget about their limitations. Children involved in Paws To Read programs nationwide have shown:
• Improved Reading skills
• A sense of Pride in their accomplishments
• Willingness to become Involved in other positive activities
• More Respect and Kindness in their interaction with animals
• Found Reading more enjoyable
• Check out more books from the Library
No registration is required for this free program. For more information, contact the Children’s Department
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.