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Paws to Read (4:35pm reading time) In-Person

Paws to Read: Mondays, June 10, 17 & 24 at 3:30pm, 4:05pm, or 4:35pm 

In the PAWS to READ program, children in grades 1 to 5 work on their reading skills by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets. 

Enrollment Information 

  • Attendance is limited, so children must register to attend this free program.

  • This program is for children in grades 1 to 5

  • Children may register for one reading time per session (three dates total). 

  • If space is available, drop-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  

  • Parent/guardian must sign waiver form prior to first session their child attends. 

Program Information 

  • Sessions will be held in a meeting room at the San Leandro Main Library. 

  • Parents/siblings are asked to wait outside the meeting room or the children’s library. Children under age 10 must have a caregiver aged 13 or older in the library while they attend. 

  • Children will stay in the hallway outside the meeting room until their group has been called. 

  • Dogs are provided by Valley Humane Society, a non-profit agency. 

  • The dog handlers will remain in the room with the children but will not intervene unless requested by the child. 

  • The library will provide a selection of reading materials for kids to choose from, or kids may bring their own books. 

Dates & Times:
4:35pm - 5:00pm, Monday, June 10, 2024
4:35pm - 5:00pm, Monday, June 17, 2024
4:35pm - 5:00pm, Monday, June 24, 2024
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Main Library
  Grades 1-5  

Registration is required. There are no seats available but a waiting list is available.

Event Organizer

Kelly Keefer

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