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Central Library - Read to a Therapy Dog

Manatee County Central Library offers children an opportunity to Read to a Therapy Dog

Is your child shy about reading “out loud?” A unique program has been developed that is frequently successful at getting the most reluctant children to open up to the idea of reading to others: Reading to a Therapy Dog.

On Tuesday, December 21 and 28, the wonderful dogs from Southeastern Guide Dogs will be on hand in the Children’s Programming Room at the Manatee County Central Library starting at 1:30 p.m. Children in grades 1-3 will have the opportunity to sit and read to the dogs.

The program is FREE, and the children will take turns reading to the dogs on a first come, first serve basis, so as to allow as many children to participate as possible.

The Central Library is located at 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard in Bradenton. For additional information please call the Central Library at 941-748-5555, extension 6318.

For general information about the Manatee County Public Library System, visit us on the web at www.mymanatee.org/library.