Library hosts one more READ to Dogs family program |

Library hosts one more READ to Dogs family program

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The Bud Werner Memorial Library will host one more READ to Dogs family program Saturday, Nov. 10. (Courtesy photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Read aloud to the four-legged, friendly, non-judgmental audience of trained therapy dogs at Bud Werner Memorial Library's READ to Dogs event.

Children and families are invited to share stories with furry friends from Heeling Friends of Steamboat Springs starting at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the Storytime Room at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Then, from 11 a.m. to noon, kids of any age can sign up for a 20-minute reading session with the dog and the dog's owner.

Children who can read on their own can read to the dog, or if the child is young and doesn’t read yet, the parent or Heeling Friends human partner could read to the dog and child.

This program is provided by Heeling Friends of Steamboat Springs. Each READ team, consisting of a dog and their owner, have undergone intensive training to be calm and compassionate listeners.

Sign up on the day of the event, either by inquiring at the Kids Desk or by calling 970-879-0240, ext. 313.

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