Read to A Four-Legged Listener
What is "Read To a Four-Legged Listener?"
All across the country, kids are reading to dogs. These friendly listeners encourage kids to relax and enjoy the activity of reading out loud. Now, kids in Door County can participate by reading at the Library too! Door County canine listeners are Amos, Nellie Bly, Barley, and Igloo, who are all registered Therapy Dogs.
This is a free and open to the public program where children can bring their own book, or choose one at the library. They sit with the dog and read aloud (or tell the story if they are pre-readers) for 15 minutes.
Stress-reducing Bonus: The dogs love to be petted while they listen; which is great, because petting dogs is relaxing to the petter too.
STURGEON BAY LIBRARY - Every Thursday (4:00-5:00pm)
Barley or Igloo are ready to listen to young readers each week in the Children's Department all year long.
EGG HARBOR LIBRARY - Every 2nd and 4th Friday (10:30 - 12:00pm)
Nelly Bly loves kids and can't wait to read with you all year long.
SISTER BAY-LIBERTY GROVE - Thursdays (10:30am-11:30am) starting June 20 – Aug 29
This is where you will meet Amos, a loveable Packers Fan, or possibly his buddy Junior, who is a small but dedicated book lover. Bring your own favorite story, or choose one at the library. Amos is a gentle, non-judgemental listener & loves to be read to!