How Reading with Therapy Dogs Helps Kids Overcome

Every other week, Thunder, a local therapy dog visits our library in the hopes of reading and visiting with some of our Library Littles (Kids are his favorite people!). His next appearance will be October 17th at 3:30 pm. Below is an interesting article about how reading with therapy dogs can help children overcome their frustrations, shyness over reading aloud, as well as teaching empathy and compassion toward others.

Thunder has made several visits to our library and is now so at home here that after greeting us at the front desk, he heads straight to the children’s room all on his own and awaits his cherished friends. Kids can come and read or simply listen to the stories and visit with Thunder. He’s always happy with littles by his side!

This is Thunder:

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