This spring, we have three therapy dogs for reading practice! 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 hearing children read! Children read for 5-10 minutes to Ruby, Willow, or Sara. Children choose their book, but will have the most fun reading a story they have read before. 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.
Ms. Julie & Ruby: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13
Ms. Theresa & Willow: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20
Ms. Pam & Sara: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27
Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. To sign up, call Youth 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.