Wednesday, June 11, 2014

To My Friends At The Library...

Sending thanks and woofs to New Lenox Library for organizing this evening's Meet the Bow Wow Reading Pups event.  It was great to listen to the story being read by Gina, meet the children and learn a little about the other therapy dogs in attendance.  Special thanks to Gina and her daughters Maia and Zoey for inviting me and giving me super hi-fives.  

This summer's library reading theme is Paws To Read. The program is set up through iRead program in an effort to encourage children to read during the summer months while off school.  Through this year's program, children will read and learn about animals.   As a result, many libraries will be welcoming therapy dogs as part of their summer activities in the Paws to Read program.  Studies have shown that children who read to dogs have a more significant increase in reading skills than children who do not.  As a therapy dog, I visit  libraries every month for children to read to me.  My best friend Birdie Girl and I do all our visits together.  With this year's program, I have received a good number of visit requests from nearby libraries.  I am very, very, excited to have been invited

I am pooped after participating at New Lenox Library's Meet The Bow Wows Reading Pup Event! Zzzz...

Below you will find my library schedule for the rest of the Summer.  We are still looking to schedule Park Forest Library.  Call the libraries below to schedule your reading time and learn about each library's activities and programs:


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Acorn Oak Forest Library 
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Crestwood Library 
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 New Lenox Library
Monday, July 28, 2014  Orland Park Library
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Crestwood Library 


12 comments:

  1. That sounds like an awesome program. We hope it goes well and you both have a great time too. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank you Molly - I hope it goes well too! I hope it encourages children to read more and more!

      WOOF~

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    1. Yes, I am so proud to be part of such an important program!

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  3. What a wonderful program, Piranha. Thank you for the great and important work you are doing to help those kids. :)

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  4. So great the hear you're volunteering in this way- helping kids read is such a great thing to do- and we're sure you're the most patient listener too!

    <3 woofs & wags- The dogs of SheSpeaksBark

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    1. Thanks Kaitlin - I really enjoy napping, I mean, listening while the kids read.

      WOOF!

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  5. Hey guys, we have nominated you for the Shine On Award. You can read all about it here: https://followingroy.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/shining-through/
    Congratulations!
    Roy & Shefali

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    1. Awww - I am so honored, thank you Roy and Shefali!

      WOOF!!

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