Contact: David Howd
For Immediate Release
January 9, 2013
Paws to Read coming to North Branch Library
The popular Paws to Read program will begin at the Berkeley Public Library’s North Branch on Tuesday February 5, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Children in grades kindergarten through five may sign up for a twenty minute session where they will read aloud to a gentle dog provided by TherapyPets, a nonprofit all volunteer organization. Sign-ups begin February 1. The program will run weekly through March 12.
Paws to Read is a great way for children to practice oral fluency, spend time with a friendly dog, and have fun. The goal is to help build a child’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as foster a fondness for reading. The program has met with success in other bay area communities.
North Branch Library is open Mondays-Tuesdays, Fridays-Saturdays 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Wednesdays-Thursdays 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. For accessibility information call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
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