Children who visit the Sumner branch of the Pierce County Library System can read to a dog this fall.
“Children and dogs build a rapport and both enjoy the reading time,” said Neel Parikh, executive director for Pierce County Library System. “Families are amazed at how children gain confidence in their reading and can’t wait to open another book.” The events will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, 9, 18 and 23, and Nov. 1, 13 and 15. The library only uses dogs that have passed the required obedience and temperament testing, and the dogs also are registered by an accredited therapy dog organization.
Pre-registration is not required.
The Friends of the Libraries sponsors the events.