I am thrilled to have Ursula Mackey and her Reading Therapy dog Aspen come to our library! Tuesday the 18th at 4pm, Aspen will be in the Story Time room for kids to read to.
Therapy Dogs International, Inc. explains it this way: Even kids who have been read to at home might have trouble learning to read or have trouble reading to an audience. That is why we have Aspen: Children can bond with her over a story. Because Aspen is patient and nonjudgmental, reading confidence and skills can increase. Even good readers who are shy will soon feel comfortable with Aspen and, by extension, with other audiences as well.
We are planning to invite Aspen and Ms. Mackey back every week so everyone can have a chance to read to her. Please call or come to the library to sign up for a reading time. 474-2044 and ask for Lisa. Or you can e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.