The best way to become a better reader is to read.
The North Branch at Berkeley Public Library has a “Paws to Read” program where children can read out loud to a trained therapy dog. This can be a great opportunity to practice reading to Man’s (and Woman’s!) Best Friend.
This special program will be happening on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 between 9/23–10/28/2014, and 11/18–12/16/2014 at the North Branch, 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins). You may sign up ahead, or drop in. There are two sessions, one at 3:30 pm and the other at 4:00 pm. Bring a book with you, or choose one here.
Call 510-981-6250 for more information or to make a reservation to read to a furry friend! Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations, please call 510-981-6195 or 510-5448-1240 TTY three days before the program.
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.” —Groucho Marx
– Karen Sasamoto, Oxford Librarian