Doggie Tales

This spring, we have three therapy dogs for you to practice reading with! Ms. Julie brings Ruby on the 2nd Thursday of the month, Ms. Theresa and Willow are here every third Thursday, and Ms. Pam brings Sara on the fourth Thursday of the month. Doggie Tales meets from 6:00-7:00 pm.


Julie and Ruby 2016 Ms. Julie & Ruby: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13

Willow Ms. Theresa & Willow: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20

Pam and Sara Ms. Pam & Sara: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Our therapy dogs don’t mind when words are sounded out, skipped over, or misspoken. Ruby, Willow, and Sara won’t interrupt or correct a reader. They just love to listen! Children read for 5-10 minutes to Ruby, Willow, or Sara. Children will have the most fun reading a story they have read before. To sign up, call Children’s Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5.

In case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to contact registered readers. Please monitor local area closings.