Kids Read to Dogs

Paws to Read Program

Through the Alexandria Library's “Paws to Read” program with PAL (People Animals Love), children in 1st to 6th grades can register to read aloud to dogs! Research, as well as anecdotal evidence, suggests that children who read to dogs improve their reading skills significantly. They feel at ease because the animals do not judge or correct them. Children can relax and enjoy reading out loud.

Friendly dogs visit Beatley Central Library, Burke Branch Library, and Duncan Branch Library.

 

The Paws to Read program is at Beatley Central Library on the first and third Thursdays of the month, from 5:30 to 6:30. Please visit the Children's Desk at Beatley Central Library or call 703-746-1702x5 for more information or to sign-up for a 15-minute slot.

 

The Paws to Read program is at Burke Branch Library on the third Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 to 6:30 and every fourth Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Please visit the Children's Desk or call 703-746-1773 for more information or to sign-up for a 15-minute slot.


The Paws to Read program is at Duncan Branch Library on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, from 5:30 to 6:30. Please visit the Children's Desk at Duncan Branch Library or call 703-746-1705 for more information or to sign-up for a 15-minute slot.

 

Please check our events calendar for upcoming Paws to Read programs.