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Monday-Thursday : 10-7   •   Friday-Saturday : 10-5     200 Lisbon St, Lewiston ME 04240   •   207-513-3004
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Kids Section Teens Section Online Services

Read to a Dog – Graeme

May 05, 2016— 5:00 pm

Other upcoming dates: May 12, 2016, May 26, 2016, Jun 02, 2016, Jun 09, 2016

Picture1Lewiston Public Library is offering children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Graeme, a Portuguese Waterdog therapy dog.

Reading to a dog?  That’s right!  The chance to interact one-to-one with a trained dog and the dog’s handler is fun and motivational—another great reason to come to the library.

When children read aloud to dogs, their skills and confidence increase.  A dog is a loving and attentive audience and children are empowered to become the teachers, learning vocabulary and comprehension as they explain the story to a new canine friend.

Reading aloud to a dog is a memorable experience.  Children retain what they learn because they think and talk about it often.  Even the rules of phonetics are easier to remember when pointed out by a furry paw on the page.

To reserve a spot reading to Graeme, email us or call the Children’s Dept at 513-3133.

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Written on: Apr 14, 2014

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