The Library hosted its first "Reading With Dogs" program on Monday afternoon, Oct. 23. The program, which will take place every Monday from 4-5 p.m. in the Children's Room, is designed to allow elementary school children to practice their reading skills by reading to a willing canine listener.
The dogs belong to Ann Riley and her daughter Carine, a student at Takoma Park Middle School. The three dogs, who sport nifty "I Love Reading" jackets, will take turns listening to children read each week.
At our first program, Rosie the dog listened carefully as Jennifer, Ikenner and Lauren read stories aloud to her. The children, who each read 10-15 minutes, chose their own books, and Rosie seemed to enjoy their selections.
There will be a sign-up sheet at the Library desk for any child interested in taking a turn in reading to the dogs on Mondays. Of you can call 301-891-7259 to sign up. Come and join us as we go to the dogs!Posted by at October 24, 2006 02:58 PM